Some baby turtles were born on the beach last night – right near our regular chairs!
(Email to friend from Puerto Vallarta, November 2016).
The hotel collected them and put them in a tub with sand from the beach. There was some controversy about whether this was the proper environment for them, weren’t they supposed to be put in salt water?
The staff scratched their heads and then went and fetched a bucket of ocean water and plopped them in that. The poor little things didn’t seem much better off..
Back on the beach I was talking to a guy sitting near me when I saw a little straggler the hotel people had missed. He was trying to get across the burning sand down to the ocean and getting caught up in the towel.
I cupped him in my hands and took his frantic flapping little body up to join his siblings.
However by that time hotel had phoned the…
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