Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Turtles at Ali'i Beach
Last weekend (or was it the weekend before last?) Hannah and Nathan went scuba diving at The Trench.
They saw turtles.
Lots of turtles.
Here's Hannah with a turtle.
Hey, Hannah! Stop harassing that turtle - that's illegal!
The other kids and I snorkeled closer to the beach. We also saw several turtles. Two came up on the sand and sun-bathed with me.
Emily and Sydney were snorkeling together a ways out. It is really shallow for a long way, and the ocean was calm, so I let them get out a little farther than usual. They were having a good time together, until I heard screaming. And they both scrambled back to the shore, splashing and hollering all the way.
Sydney told me that they were snorkeling along, looking for fish, minding their own business, when all of the sudden a huge turtle came over to check them out. His head was right by theirs! Scary! After that they stayed closer to shore...
Yeah for turtles!
P.S. I want to make sure it's clear that Nathan is home now. He had two weeks of leave and will head back to his regular Air Force job tomorrow (although I think he may take another 10 days off.) He's not going back to Iraq any time soon. I hope.