Ketawai Turtle Release

Ketawai Turtle Release
 
 
 
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Robby, our organiser here on Ketawai, invited us to a very special meeting. Seven buckets containing keen babies were waiting for us (about seventy babies in all).
 
 
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We were each given a bowl with two turtles to release, we named ours Herbert Beez and Harriet Neez.
 
 
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A thrilled skipper watched them scurrying down the beach.
 
 
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Neck and neck, then Herbie took the lead (ball of sand on his head) and the caught the end of a wave.
 
 
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Herbie and Harriet both felt the back of the next wave, which left a dollop of sand on Harriet’s nose.
 
 
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Nearly there Harriet.......
 
 
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Herbie took the next wave, staggered forward and found he could strike out.
 
 
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Harriet soon caught up with smooth strokes. We watched as she bobbed up for her first breath. Relief.
 
 
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When all the yachties had released their pairs the children released the rest and we all enjoyed the experience.
 
 
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We wish them all the luck in the world.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL SUCH A JOYFUL THING TO DO
                     GREAT FOR US AND FOR THE CHILDREN TOO