Once in a lifetime -- Crush and Squirt
For basically the last 17 years we have been going to the same beach. A real beach, with no condos, no restaurants (save a pizza place and a beach shack). The kind of place where pretty much anyone could wear a thong bikini on the beach because there are few people to offend. When the kids were little we would go out early and look for the signs of sea turtle nest making. You could see the tell tale swirls of sand and a pile up near the dunes. We always thought that was pretty cool, pretty back to nature...
Tonight we got the see the other end. A real once in a lifetime experience. Discovered by Daniel, Nolan, Trish and Brendan (who was supposed to be in bed, but had managed to talk Dad into a quick run to the beach to pick up the beach chairs). We got to see 85 (yes, we counted) baby sea turtles swarm up out of their nest and head to the water... In the words of the coolest turtle dad ever, "PRETTY GNARLY DUDE!"
Posted by Kathleen at 9:32 PM