Sea Turtle release by danapommet ()
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Why there were no photos of the release! Grand Cayman Island, in the Caribbean, seems to exist due to the result of years of volcanic action. There were 5 couples and we rented a driver and a 10 passenger van for the day. The driver took one of the ten seats. The rescued green sea turtle in yesterdays posting was maybe 200 to 230 pounds. Five older guys, one large souvenir blanket and the above volcanic coastline. There was a lot of complaining, torn sneakers, scratched up legs and arms plus 5 very wet guys.
The van driver was not happy that the turtle was in his van. The turtle was not happy that he/she was in the van and went crazy when the van took the first sharp turn, in a moving van. What you see was the closest salt water. The wives would not leave the van because they were convinced that the driver would leave us there. Nobody was thinking about cameras at the time. I will admit that, back on the ship, hot showers and a couple of margaritas later, there was a lot of laughing about the adventure. Next time, maybe a smaller turtle.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments.
They are very much appreciated.
Image Comments (28)
jayfar () 2:30PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
Quite dangerous but beautiful Dana and I hope all is well with the 'lucky' turtle.
mgtcs () 3:26PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
WOW...Marvelous image Dana, another delightful photo, loved it!
kbrog () 3:29PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
With every bit of good comes a little pain. ;D Great capture! I can't believe you forgot to take pictures. ;D LOL!
goodoleboy () 7:01PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
Wow, a reef of volcanic rock is right, in this cool photo, Dana. I hope the wives later apologized for their wacky idea of buying the gargantuan sea turtle in the first place, placing everyone involved in an untenable position. I hope the margaritas made up for it.
Faemike55 () 8:38PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
All Hail the God of Turtles: Dana! he shall go down in the books as the savior of turtles!!!! Great story & picture
sharky_ () 8:52PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
Its a good story that you can tell forever and I'm sure no one will get tired of hearing it again. With a smile. Aloha
npauling () 9:49PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
You were very brave to get along this part of the beach with your heavy load. A pricey day out but a wonderful gesture.
beachzz () 10:13PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
What a great story---and I'm sure you'll tell it again and again!!
jocko500 () 10:23PM | Fri, 08 April 2011
sound like you all have a memory that will be there for years and to laugh about around friends as you tell the story
KnightWolverine () 1:07AM | Sat, 09 April 2011
"The van driver was not happy that the turtle was in his van. The turtle was not happy that he/she was in the van".... I'm still picturing this and can't stop laughing......hahaha.... Good Story Dana!...
mariogiannecchini () 1:41AM | Sat, 09 April 2011
Women are more and more suspicious man, but often they are right! I think I would have liked to be with you!Interesting story !
MrsRatbag () 11:28AM | Sat, 09 April 2011
ouch! I can imagine the sharp bits...no wonder the turtle wasn't happy!
pixeluna () 2:33PM | Sat, 09 April 2011
Dana, thank you for always adding these wonderful stories and adventures and very rich information about your travels. I enjoy your gallery as well as the description you add at the bottom. The photography is wonderful too!
Rhanagaz () 3:40AM | Mon, 11 April 2011
Fine effort for the turtle - all the troubles worth! Fine capture! :o)