Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sea Turtles!

There is a beach out on the North Shore of Oahu
that big sea turtles like to venture to and hang.

So we took the drive out there to see if we would be
lucky enough to see some...
{from one side to the other}

and we did!
though the pictures of the turtles in the water are not fabulous...
they are there! they blend in with all the big rocks
{shape closest to the bottom is a turtle}

there were about 4 big ones swimming in the water
and one big grandpa {as kaylee called him} beached in the sand.
{grandpa sea turtle}

These turtles are amazing.
they swim fast, seem to have to fear of the
millions of feet splashing towards them.
a couple have gps trackers on them,
and they also have a "sea turtle protector" staff always on the beach.
{Shaka Cuz'!}

The grandpa on the sand had a rope circling the area around him to keep people at a distance. Great idea, cause let me tell you, some of these tourist looked like they wanted to sit. straddle. and ride it away in the waves!
{see it behind me mom?!}

and on the way out, we stopped for some
You should never leave the north shore before
enjoying some delicious shave ice!


and just in case you were curious, Li Hing Mui&Stawberry is MY flavor of choice!
i think i should go back just for some more!!
{goodbye, we miss you already}

...and this is love.


Orca831 said...

That is so amazing! What an expierence, and one your daughter will never forget. :) Thanks for sharing.

Ali said...

Um, hello HUUUGE turtles!

I totally would've been one of "those" people that straddled the turtle.