These hatchlings are about to take the swim of their lives and bravely take on the elements of the real world. Once in the water, out beyond the surf, the turtles will catch the current and continue for about eight days before they eat, surviving on what’s in them, the yolk sac from the egg.
We watched them go, we applauded, the sun went down and those tiny creatures made their way in the big ocean. Many years from now (they don’t reach maturity until they are well into their teens), one or two out of the hundreds hatchlings will come back to leave her own eggs in a nest in the sand.
Go little turtles, go!
The Pacific, a paddle board & dolphins
…and lots o’ greens for the journey back home.
I missed Mexico not long after we left, so I made my tried n’ true avocado pudding. I added crushed walnuts & cocoa nibs.