Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sanibel Turtle Walk Tuesday

Today was our 10th turtle walk of the season. There was no new activity this week in our zone. The low for the day was 79 degrees and it got up to 89. The water in the gulf is 88.

It was just getting light, as I walked out to the beach. The full moon was shinning brightly. It was warm and humid, but the wind made the 2 mile walk very pleasant until around the last quarter mile. I was melting down, the rest of the way.





There was quite a bit of seaweed on the beach. Along the way I noticed that it seemed to be causing a couple of fishermen some grief as it was floating in the water near them.



I saw several left-over sand art projects.

You could tell there had been many people on the beach during the holiday weekend. Lots of holes had been dug in the sand. Some were pretty deep, and a couple of them had a piece of wood over part of the hole with sand covering it.



A large hole was dug only a couple of feet from a Snowy Plover Nesting Area.

There were some very pretty clouds this morning.





There was an abundance of discarded and lost items on the beach, like this shell net.



Castle?

Sea Turtle.



This hole had tunnels going under the sand for a couple feet.



Is it the flip or the flop?



In this tidal pool, there were about a dozen dead fish. I wondered if they were trapped there as the tide went out, or if a fisherman just dumped them there.



The next find was a fillet of sole. :-)



This lady was starting out the day right, as she sat reading by the water's edge. She seemed oblivious to the traffic passing by.



There was a lot of trash scattered on the beach. I saw another lady picking some up and we had two tightly packed bags full.


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5 comments:

Concerned said...

THANKS SO MUCH for putting something in for us to read and see every day!! It means so much to those of us who can't be there like you are all the time!! Don't ever feel lonely, we're all right there looking over your shoulder!! = )

Concerned said...

THANKS SO MUCH for putting something in for us to read and see every day!! It means so much to those of us who can't be there like you are all the time!! Don't ever feel lonely, we're all right there looking over your shoulder!! = )

Kapinni said...

I love the pictures on your blog...thanks for showing me the little piece of heaven where you reside.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I love taking these walks on the beach with you. I enjoy the beach art made with all natural elements. I dislike intensely the trash left by others and the large holes. I appreciate folks like you who are willing to clean up what others have so carelessly left.

Thank you for all you do for our beaches and our turtles.

Gayle said...

Are there signs telling people to fill in their holes? You know how ignorant the world is...maybe they need more pushing. I HATE when there is litter at the beach. I completely understand the dropped shoe or toy...that happens, but so much of it is just left because people are lazy. Could you imagine what it would be like if residents like you didn't clean it up?