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On the way back to our original anchorage, we thought we saw something large floating on the water and splashing. So we went over to it and could see that it was a LARGE turtle. We thought it may be trapped in a net or something because of the way it was flapping on the surface. But, as we moved even closer, we realized it was two turtles that were mating. We couldn’t see the entire back, but their heads were about the size of a human head. And we think they were loggerhead turtles. It was amazing to see.
This morning a large power boat had anchored near us. Now there was a beautiful, huge sailboat anchored in the same bay as us. It must have been 100 feet long. We figured out with our boat’s AIS, that the divers were from the sailboat. We went for a dinghy ride to check out the island. Then we decided to look for the turtles and go ask the people on the HUGE sailboat what they thought of the diving so we could decide if we wanted to dive it tomorrow. They were very gracious and said that there were large schools of fish and lots of lobsters. We told them about the turtles, then headed back to our boat. On the way back, we saw the turtles again. In the dinghy we were able to get even closer. That was the high light of the day.
Happy Birthday to Dave's brother, Dean.