Monday, May 28, 2012

Turtle Trinkets

A relative recently visited Key West and snapped this in the gift shop. They seem to love turtles down there in Florida.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flotilla of Fun

Let the season begin with a 'bounce'!
Is there any way you CAN'T have fun on this thing?

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Crawl

Not sure how I feel about this event, but certain I would kick some terrapin butt if I was included. It's the "Turtle Kraal" race at a bar of the same name. Where else but Key West?!

And the winner is....


The playing field:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fruit Frenzy

Like most humans, when strawberries are in season, I just go crazy for them. Can't control myself especially when they've landed right in front of me! I spotted a strawberry plant outside my window already full of flowers, so I'm in for a treat.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dockside Dangle

Ah, the weather's getting warmer, and I'm feeling a like relaxing, dockside. Plenty of time for runs on the deck.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Henri - My Haunted Friend

Bon jour. My friend Henri is having a rough day. He is haunted.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Escapee!

This fella is determined to slowly escape and will carefully, and in his own time, scale any fence to prove it. He can smell the river just beyond the fence. Oh yeah, the lure of the river.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hatchery at Kuta Beach

Kuta beach in Bali is one destination where sea turtles lay their eggs. The eggs face many threats before they can hatch and survive long enough to reach the sea. However, Kuta Beach Security and ProFauna have been cooperating to save turtle eggs laid on the beach. Between 2002 and 2007 there were more than 8,000 eggs laid on Kuta beach, of which 6,000 were successfully hatched and released into the ocean.

In Bali, the Olive Ridley species of turtle has been coming to the Kuta Beach area for centuries to lay their eggs. While Kuta Beach develops to be the most popular beach on the island, sea turtle populations have been declining for the past 7 years. Because of the unnatural traffic on the beach, it was carefully decided by the ProFauna group that upon finding nesting sites, the eggs should be relocated to a hatchery to improve their chance of survival.

Go Kuta Beach!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mermaid

This lady is my friend, although she comes and goes with the tide.