Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beach Trip - Part 3

You must be saying, "another one?!"
Don't worry. This one is about turtles and not shelties :)

During the turtle watching season, many will come to lay their eggs on Cherating beach.
We were lucky to be there when some eggs at the Turtle Sanctuary had just hatched and it was time to release the baby turtles into the sea. They will swim for 5 days until they reach someplace safe and usually, only 10% make it.
Here they are in a box
Rosie got a turtle to release into the sea and that's the first ever time she had ever touched a non-mammal (she totally dislikes amphibians and reptiles) and she was probably the only one on the beach that kept saying "gross!". BOL. Anyway, apparently the body was fine to touch but its fins were hard and spiky and kept itching her hand :P
Here she is with her turtle baby

A close-up

Even closer
Hope she didn't squeeze its body too hard!

Then on the count of 3, all the people's turtles were released into the sea being cheered on!
Can you see the little green figures?
Rosie's turtle can't wait to go!
It's a race to the sea!
And finally in the water


Sara said...

How cute! What a fun experience. Not sure how I would have felt about holding one, but they sure are adorable.

Caren Gittleman said...

Yay Rosie for touching the turtles! I have to say I usually agree with Rosie about touching amphibians but those baby turtles are just precious!!! I have never seen them as babies like that.

So sad though that only 10% survive....I pray that this time all of them do!

Thanks for showing us these adorable babies but I have to say....I missed Eva :)
But I DID love the baby turtles! :)

hero said...

It's really fun releasing those baby turtles... hope many of them will survive in the big wide ocean out there.

Licks, hero

Elizabeth said...

Oh what a neat thing to see!

Elizabeth & Luna

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Wow! That's so pawsome!! Those little turtles are cute.

p.s. I hope to be great furriends too! I really enjoy reading other doggies blogs.

Diana said...

Oh, they are very cute. The last day we were at the beach they were going to uncover one of the sea turtles nest to count how many hatched and how many were left. And then any that have hatched but havent made it to the ocean, they let you carry down. But we left that morning and they werent doing it until 5pm. How cool for you guys!! Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That is so cool!! I am glad Rosie did it even if she wasn't too sure - it was an experience of a life time!

Bandit's Pack said...

What a great experience for Rosie! Those are cute little turtles!

Sagira said...

Those little turtles are so cute. :)

houndstooth said...

What a cool experience! I know they won't, but I hope they all make it! Good luck, Rosie's turtle!


Anonymous said...

I love those turtles!
PS- Eva, you can do the contest too, even if you aren't in the US if you want too! You could judge, also! Id love for you to be involved.

Woof! Licks of Love,


Dawn said...

Wow! What an incredible experience!!

Tanuki Maxx said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing your pawsome adventure with us. Those turtles look soo i mean..!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How cool is that ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Aksharaa said...

WOWIE!what a lovely holiday you had! we could almost feel the cool breeze and hear the waves...
those turtles are so very cute..hope they all make it.
Very nice header photograph too...
bud n Gin

AC said...

What a cool experience. Those little guys are adorable, though I'm sure they feel strange to hold.

RYKER said...

How cool is that! They almost look like little birds.

Pibble said...

Just hopping through during the blog hop this week.

The turtles are AMAZING! What an experience for Rosie, even though it wasn't as cuddly as a puppy. :)

Moxie Paws said...

Hop, hop, hop...what an incredible experience to see those baby turtles on instinct head to the water...!
Thanks for sharing such great photos!
Could you add Name/URL to comment section? I have blog!

the booker man said...

what a totally neato experience! me and asa and mama loved this post! miss rosie is a lucky ducky to get to release one of those teeny tiny baby turtles! good luck and safe journey, baby turtles!!
the booker man

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