Day four was a lazier day. The tour wore us out. We slept a bit later, and lounged around all morning. As a matter of fact, it was well before noon that I had my first drink. I figured it was 5 o’clock somewhere.
We wanted to take the kids back to see the Sea Turtles. We were hoping they’d still be around.
It took a little while, probably about a half hour… We were just about to give up, when the first turtle came swimming over.
The kids were so excited! So were we. I have to warn you now… This post should be subtitled, “I hope you like Sea Turtles, because there’s about 1001 pictures of them to follow.”
The underwater pictures didn’t come out as good as the other day. The water was a lot murkier this time. I suspect it’s because there were so many of us in the water, stirring things up.
Seriously… How many times do you get to go swimming with wild Sea Turtles?
These guys weren’t the least bit shy. We were thrilled!
We saw lots of star fish too!
Remember… These guys are completely wild. They aren’t anyone’s pets. There are always risks involved with interacting with wildlife. My nephew got bit… On his belly. I’m pretty sure it was completely accidental. The turtle wasn’t trying to be mean, it just thought he looked yummy.
It wasn’t so bad… And now he has a story to tell.
My other nephew was out a bit further interacting with a different turtle. When his brother yelled out to him to be careful, and that he’d been bitten, he freaked out a bit. We captured it all on camera, lol… His reaction was priceless. The good news is, no one else was bitten that day, and the incident was quickly forgotten.
None of us could get enough. Who knows when we’ll get another chance like this. It was so special to share this experience together.
Eventually, the kids were getting tired, and we started to say our final goodbyes.
Now… The kids wanted to go home and take a nap. We, the adults, on the other hand, wanted to explore yet another beach on the way home. An argument ensued and a compromise was reached. We decided to let them nap in the car while we did our thing. What’s wrong with kids today? Aren’t the parents the ones who usually need to take a nap?
It was a very shallow beach area, and we found tons of treasure. There were live Conch all over the place.
And sand dollars galore!
It was a pretty good Sand Dollar haul!
After a beautiful sunset, and a few drinks, we hit the hay looking forward to the next day’s adventures.