Blog 55 Selayar and Bahuluang. 5 September. 06.28.637S 120.25.21E
Sat 7 Sep 2019 06:35
Baby turtles feasting on a fish head in one of the tanks.
Releasing our own little turtles, here the Skipper’s wife pair.
Having witnessed one of the baby turtles trying to eat a piece of plastic wrapping that had blown into the tank, it really brought home to us how vulnerable they are to plastic pollution. There is no doubt that the local groups in all the places we have visited are doing their best to tackle the problem and the Trash Heroes organisation is making inroads into beach clean ups at least.
The scouts cleaning the beach next to the turtle sanctuary
There is also no doubt that the problem in Indonesia is huge and not all of it of its own making.
Not an uncommon site on all the beaches and roadsides.
However, some villages do have bins and recycling and some of their rubbish is generated on other countries and ends up blown onto beaches.
Smart Mangrove resort in Selayar where we had our farewell dinner.
As always, it was a sad goodbye to our guides after the farewell dinner and then a sail to a small island on the south of Selayar to have some R and R with a few other yachts.
Cocktails on the beach at Pulau Bahuluang. From L to R, Frances and Chris from Usquabae of Fife, Stuart and Ann (standing) - Time Bandit, David and Robyn - Grey Nurse, Jim and Debbie - Sharmila-Jay, Tuija and Ingram - Hakuna Matata, Polly and Ross - Vaa Nui, with Skipper and Bill
Some local boats arriving as the sun starts to go down
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