Saturday marked the big day. The end of the official turtle breeding season here on the island. It was celebrated by releasing around 4000 baby turtles into the ocean.
The event was scheduled from 5 to 8 PM. Of course, that means that nothing gets started until at least 5:30! I headed on down to the designated beach, hoping to get some pictures and share in the joy of watching these babies face their future. Alas, it was not to be.
I heard that there were going to be all kinds of speeches and that the turtles would not be released until after dark, to help ensure their safety. And that no flash pictures would be allowed. I decided to give up the ghost and just left.
Fortunately for all of us, fellow blogger Daniel did not! He has an excellent report with photos and videos of the actual release. I highly recommend that you click on over there and check it out. Go here.