Turtle # 7

Another lazy day that we wound up doing a lot of nothing~! I actually slept until 07:20…. I was amazed. I got up and did my morning things and settled into checking the news and stuff. My bride slept in an extra hour or so before joining me. Watched some Buying the Bayou and our dose of Judge Judy before turning on a movie. This one was actually a good one – The Hunt for Red October. I had seen bits and pieces of it but never the whole movie. I highly recommend it~! I ordered [and actually got] a pizza. It wasn’t terrible but didn’t scratch that itch. It went good with the movie though. The movie took a lot longer than usual, as the power went out…..again. A pretty common occurrence around here. It is normally only out 10-15 minutes at a time….. today lasted for an hour. AHhhh Island Life… By the time we got power and internet back (we were streaming the movie) and the movie ended – it was already 20:30 here (8:30 pm for you civilians out there) 😉   I was going to get on here and tell you, other than the movie, I didn’t have anything to write about and put up some pictures. I went out to burn one and gather my thoughts when I caught movement in the shadows. I came in and grabbed my flash light and sure enough – we have another turtle~! (#7) I say have, because as I write this, she is still out there doing her thing. We have been watching her and she is now deep into her third nest. My bride is keeping an eye on her while I write this. I watched her during her first two holes and when she crawled around and then started on her third – I figured I’d better get in here and get something written before it turns into tomorrow.

I’m not educated enough to understand yet, if she is actually laying eggs in every hole she digs or not, but will find out. It sure looks like it. Our beach now looks like a war zone with all the holes and turtle tracks. It is amazing to see. We’re supposed to get up early tomorrow to go up to Blues and finish the flag project, as I finally got the correct parts I need to finish it. We also need to get the laundry done and some grocery shopping, so we need to get into bed – but I ain’t going until I’m sure # 7 gets back in the water safely….. So here are the pictures I have of her so far……

Good night Ya’ll —– Thankx for stopping in~!

 

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Turtle # 7”

  1. Lucky #7!

    Dudes, This is just too much. You got some serious protective custody duties when these little ones head out.

    My daughter and I wer wandering if ther is some sort of protective group on the island? Are you, or someone, to put up barricades around the nest?

    Keep it up, Bro. Love the stories and photos.

    1. There is at least one group that I know of – but they deal almost exclusively with the leatherback turtles. I have each and every nest (that I’m aware of) mapped and tracking little turtle ETA’s — October is going to be a blast. We should have literally hundreds of them little dudes popping out – and I am committed to make sure each and every one of them make it into that gorgeous blue water intact.
      I will do my best to document any of the hatchings we are privileged to see….. and will share those pix with Ya’ll~!

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