Spheredivers Homestay & Scuba Diving
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... another early start the next day, we walked along the beach to breakfast looking at all the turtle tracks from last night. There were so many! We also saw a few dead babies which was a bit sad, they must have got washed back to shore and attacked or something. I got bitten so much by mosquitoes while we were here, more than anywhere else on our trip! I bought a souvenir little turtle cuddly toy which we named Tyrion.
We got the boat back ...
... The locals have put up monkey bridges every now and then to save the monkeys from the crocodiles! We watched monkeys playing and eating from quite close up as we went up a contributory which was quieter and you could get closer to the banks. So I got some good photos even of birds, a hornbill and a kingfisher. There was a snake the boatman got so close too I could have reached out and stroked but as it was I was a little scared it might fall into the boat on top of ...
... the beautiful view, having the sea on my door step, the people and the relaxed and honest attitude. I won't miss the bruises trying to get in the boat, the insects, having to shake your towel out post shower to make sure the gecko left, the food and the endless sand in my tent.
Some photos of the island are attached. Gav, the snorkelers are for you. It makes me laugh every time I look at those photos! ...
... 6pm, you go to bed early, The rooster starts crowing at 5:30 and theres a day of adventure ahead) and I had better go see what the day holds and what the status of the turtle is.
UPDATE. The turtle is still alive nearly 24 hours later. It turns out that it is Lay-Back-Layla the turtle that enjoys a good scratch from us on the house reef. Makes it doubly important we get her treated. We have rehydrated her, calmed her down & fed her squid but we ...
... boat propellor chopped up its shell. The others likely swallowed rubbish and either drowned or starved. We meticulously collect rubbish from the beach several times a week especially plastic bags and polystyrene from burger boxes.
Anyway, the visibility was improving today but wasn't great for the turtle high water survey. We saw George whilst snorkelling who is an enormous male green turtle - so magnificent. Again, I have better video then photos - sorry.