A day on the ocean

turned out to be an exciting day for the folks at the Breakers.  We enjoyed the calm waters of yesterday watched the dolphins do their thing.  Then things changed, the water was still a Bahama Blue and the sky had these awesome clouds promising a late thunderstorm. We spotted this turtle and it appeared not to be moving.   The flippers gently up and down with the current movement.  My hosts called the Turtle rescue number  561/627-8280 and of course they wanted to know what kind it was.  We assured them that it was dead in the water.  They asked us to go ahead and bring it to shore.  The location was straight out from the Breakers.  We hailed a paddle surfer with our horn first he started to move away from us thinking he needed to get out of our way so we made a better effort indicating that we wanted him to come to us.  We could not go any closer to shore. Meanwhile we had towed the turtle as far in,  as far as possible.  He  guy below  was lovely never got his name, he agreed to tow it to shore and Turtle rescue would come collect him and do autopsy etc etc. No need we saw what the problem was.    We called back the Marine center. let  know that it was being taken to shore and where it would be.  They said let the front desk know that they would be along soon and pick up the turtle but it would be a while.  We watched the shore for a bit to see that all was well, of course it caused a bit of a stir..  Then saw this group of young snorkelers come out from the Breakers with their dive instructor, alls settled.  We headed back for a leisure ride and got to see the Honey Fitz   the Presidential Yacht of the Kennedy’s and back in just before the storm came through. Good to have a proper captain on board who knows how to navigate and the weather patterns.  Now if you rent a boat make sure they provide you with bumpers 2, extra line and a hook is always  helpful. Thanks Charlotte and Bob loved the day out at sea.

So a tale that is told many times about plastic in the water and fishing lines getting tangled but are we better on shore.  This photo was taken two mornings ago on our beach. What ever happened to leave nothing but footprints 

 

 

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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