Wednesday, March 4, 2009

riding home

Last Wednesday evening, as we were packing up our beach gear and getting ready to head inside, we saw a small crowd gathering around the lifeguard. As we got closer, we saw that he had a bucket full of baby tortugas -- sea turtles! Evidently La Playa Hermosa, the secluded beach that our resort occupies, is a prime location for turtle nesting.

After handing each one of us a baby turtle, the lifeguard told us to simply set the turtles down in the sand -- the turtle would take it from there. It was one of the most miraculous things I have ever witnessed; these precious little creatures, who hadn't been hatched for more than a few hours, already knew exactly what they needed to do and where they were supposed to go.

Simply amazing.

"You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn't that far to go. Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up. You may not remember any of those, but I do, & this is what I have to say to you: today, no matter what it takes, we ride home together." -Story People


Mary O' said...

Los tortugas tiny!

Momya Rogers said...

All i have to say

Molly said...

oh my god tiny turtles, how perfect!

Timoteo said...

Yo quiero los pequenos tortugas!!! Vaya con dios little fellas!!

Maggie said...

I love that you guys got to witness/participate in this, you will remember it forever! So amazing...mother nature at her very best.