Thursday, January 21, 2010

Turtle Tide Pool

It's all about local knowledge. A neighbor homeschooling mom and her daughter around the same age invite us to spend a day "at the beach". Down the mountain, turn off at a random street. Weave through a residential neighborhood, look for the round church. Park on the shoulder and cut through the trees at the dumpster. On the other side, white sand and broken coral beach, big weathered trees to climb, and tide pools as far as the eye can see.
(A Brittle Star. Zach was amazed watching it crawl up his arm like a spider.)
The tide pools offer endless treasures and exploring and lessons and wonder. And our only other company was a lone fisherwoman and a gang of happy sea turtles.
Turtles play in the current...
Kid plays in the current...
Turtle basks on the lava rock...
Kids bask on the lava rock...

And of course some good old fashioned splashing...

I can see why the locals keep places like this on the down low. It's was such an incredibly special spot, shared with new friends, and now etched into our hearts.
(lunch on the lava rocks)

10 comments:

Simple Mama said...

What a beautiful day!

Leaves and Feathers said...

Amazing, making me long for Hawaii! Please post more while you are there, I am drinking it in a feeding my soul.

Looking For Freedom... said...

Wow... I love the turtles!

gardenmama said...

we have a spot on the river near us that the locals only know... the third tree on the right, down the sandy bank... : ) Your trip looks absolutely amazing!! it sound like you are building incredible new memories, such a beautiful place to be and those sea turtles are incredible! enjoy your time xo

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

So magical and breathtaking! Beautiful ocean, turtles, new friends...it is all so good. Glad you are having such a great time. And yes, hard to beat local knowledge :)

Cam said...

Now that is heaven on earth...

I would just crawl up right beside the turtle and catch a few rays myself!

Joy said...

It looks simply beautiful! I'm so glad you guys are finding so many fun, experiential things to do! :)

mitzi said...

que sabroso!

Christine said...

pretty amazing day. wish we were there to discover with you all.

6p010536fefcba970b said...

looks like a dream Cindy- enjoy your time there!

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