BALI KUTA - 2ND ED
Wednesday 13/08 - Friday 15/08
In Jogja the hostel's internet and computers were always down and as it was such a jam-packed few days, we had severely neglected the blog and desperately needed to uploaded our millions of temple and volcano pictures onto the cloud. So even though we were excited to see Kim and hang out on the vibrant (a euphemism for over-crowded) Kuta beach, we had to stay strong and boring and spend the whole day doing admin (in our pajamas) in the hostel's lobby. We didn't even go out with the girls that night despite them getting all dressed up with pretty face paint as well. Well done us:)
|Bucket of little ninja turtles|
And they are off...
After we were satisfied that we had given our little turtles the best send-off possible, we headed back to the centre to return our plastic bowls. Once there we were shown were they keep the turtle eggs buried in the sand before they hatch. The programme sources the turtle nests from the wild, where volunteers and locals report when a mother turtle lays her eggs. They then carefully excavate the eggs and relocate them to the sandpit.
The reason the centre has a much greater success hatching rate than the turtles left to hatch in the wild is that once the turtles start to hatch, the volunteers carefully help to dig up the sand and make it easier for them to make it to the surface.
|Crazy pic (Joy clearly didn't get the memo)|
|Kim and India|
|Rox and India|
|Joy and India|
Kim and India holding up the heavy head
Joy and Kim playing catch with the sun
We finally took a picture of this memorial because for days we had been seeing all the other tourists to this (we still don't know what it was there for)