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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Turtle Release!

On Tuesday I found out the Charleston Aquarium was going to release seven rehabilitated turtles back into the wild.  This was going to happen on Wednesday.  We did not have anything else scheduled that day, and this sounded amazing!   We packed up the car with beach stuff and off we went. We left two hours before the event. We should have left three.  There was a big bottle neck at the paypoint to get into Folly Beach County Park.  We did make it in time to see the turtles, but we were pretty far back in the crowd.
The weather was looking like it was going to rain.

Shrimp boat on the horizon

The pelicans were flying over, in straight lines.

Dolphins came to play right up close to the shore! It was so fun to watch them

It looks like this is about to get started!

The Coast Guard even did a fly over.

The tide is starting to come in.  My pants are not longer dry.

Can you spot him? the big loggerhead turtle ? He is making his way to the water!

I did not take this photo. It was taken by a friend of a friend.  He did not have far to walk to get into the water, they might move slowly on land, but in water, they are quick and graceful.

Isn't he beautiful?

I got a much better shot of this little guy. He seems so happy to get to the water!  The next wave that washed over him, he was gone.
The last three turtles to be released

They just let them go plop into the water!

The turtle van

Lon had a great time, watching the turtles

He blew up his 4 foot donut, he was having lots of fun with it until it started raining.  We decided to head for home.  Sort of, we stopped at a few places I just don't get to very often.
We stopped by Sweet Belgium, for waffles! So good, and the Belgian Iced Coffee is amazing!
Our next stop was Euro Foods, for some yummy Eastern European treats.  Our last stop before home was Easterby's seafood place. It was good, well the shrimp were very good, the sides, eh, not so much.

It was a fun day. I am glad we got to go see the Turtle release.  They are going to do this again! Just not sure when!

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