Tuesday, November 2, 2010

01/11/2010 The turtles have landed!

The start of this week bought a change in the weather in the form of torrential rain for both Monday and Tuesday. All though much needed by the reservoir it scuppered our chances of seeing any turtle tracks let alone the turtles themselves. Our luck changed on Wednesday when we had a successful morning monitoring the Coco de Mer and in the afternoon we saw four turtles in the space of an hour nesting.

On Tuesday we were due to go Praslin to collect building materials for the new toilet block being built however when we arrived we discovered the driver was injured and had to turn back. The trip was rearranged for Thursday, when fortunately the weather was better, and as a group we shifted two hundred block and 50 (hand filled) bags of grit from Praslin to Curieuse. Good work team!