Turtles and Oktoberfest ~! ((and BABIES!)) : -)

Night before last, after I had written my blog — we had 6 turtles come up on the beach to nest. SIX — I saw the first 4, the second 2 came must have came up after I went to bed. Our beach is almost unrecognizable now. One of the turtles came up and dug in underneath the steps that come off of the patio. So much so, I am amazed the steps didn’t actually fall….. which would have been catastrophic~!

I went out for a smoke with my Queen just now and was walking the beach looking for a hatching… as we have one due tonight and guess what ?!?!?!?!?   WE HAVE BABIES~!!!!!! It was amazing….. I was just heading back to the patio and caught them out of the corner of my eye….. it was crazy~!! Them little dudes come boiling up out of the ground…… and they all made a bee-line toward the water. It was fascinating to watch… they were scrambling. Our next door neighbors came out in time to see some of them…. It all happened SOOO fast — wow~!  I’m guesstimating there was an easy 30-40 of them little hummers….and they were gettin’ it. It looked like a little black river running down the beach to the water. The whole thing only lasted 6-8 minutes~! We walked [carefully] around looking for stragglers. I found a couple headed the wrong way and got them turned around and one little dude hung up in some Sargassum (it’s coming in quicker than I can get it out of the way) so I picked him up and walked him into the water. So very, very cool~!!! I did manage a couple of pictures and 1 video….. the video is way to big to put on here, so you’ll have to go FB to see — you’ll get an idea just how crazy it was….. so cut me a little bit of slack on the quality of the video. We have plenty more nests for me to practice on~!  WOW… I have an adrenaline rush like I just finished a jump~!! So cool~!!!!!

Anyhow — back to where I was at……4 turtles that I got to watch and then 2 more later that night. Laid around first half of the day yesterday then got up and headed out to a local spot for the Island Oktoberfest. I tried out all of their genuine German fare….. yeah, right — The brats tasted like Johnsonville brats, the knackwurst I’m pretty sure was Kielbasa sausage and the Spätzle …I had no friggin’ idea what that was….. tasted kinda like hash browns…. the food was alright, just not authentic….. heartbroken…. but not disappointed as I was expecting it. The local beer brewery made 3 different beers that they tried to pull off  “as good as” German beer… No, nope, ain’t no way, not even kinda close – but it was beer and it was cold….. and I drank a lot of it. We stayed and the crowd grew to probably 400-500+ people – all having a really good time. No arguments, or fights or drama – just everybody having a good time. I finally gathered up my bride and we headed back for the condo.

Got up this morning to another digging (# 46). We spent the day laying around recuperating and watching BABIES on the beach~!! A great way to wrap up a day~!

Good night Ya’ll ….. Thankx for stopping in~!

BABIES~!!

 

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Bill

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 “Turtles and Oktoberfest ~! ((and BABIES!)) : -)”

  1. Brother! Or should I call you Papa? So cool to see the babies finally start coming up. Just think how many more you could have. Thanks for sharing, Brother.

    1. Hey Brother~! Good to hear from you my friend…. good to know you’re still keepin’ an eye on me. Dude – I cannot sufficiently express in words how awesome and cool those babies were!!! Now this is coming from someone who has done a lot of sh*t my Brother — and THAT was cool~! Will probably carry on a little bit more about it tonight, even though I’m so tired I can’t hardly keep my eyes open….. keep following me my Brother — would love to host you and your bride for a bit. We’ll pick you up, put you up and be your guides if you ever want to check out our beautiful island~! Stay safe my Brother.

      B

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