OOOOOH MY GOODNESS!!!!
Last night we had the chance to help release 1 hour old turtles into the ocean! Total bucket list moment.
I am staying at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun and they have a foundation that helps support the turtle release. We met on the beach right after sunset and watched as they prepared the beach for the release. They made sure that the sand was clear and everyone was behind a barrier to protect the turtles.
They had 200 turtles that had just hatched an hour before we arrived. I am going to gush for a moment, pre-warning……They were SOOOO CUTE!!!
I have a video I will upload when I get home to share it with everyone showing off my cute little turtle. They told us to name the turtles and release them with lots of love.
At this point I completely started tearing up. It was so emotional and I did not expect that at all. Listening to everyone say great things to their turtles and watching over them as they crawled into the ocean was amazing.
At one point a turtle slips on seaweed and turned upside down. One of the participants in the group was so distraught about her turtle she was yelling for someone to save it. Thankfully the turtle managed to upright itself on its own.
It was an amazing moment with people I had never met before but when it was over I felt like I had known them for years. We were all together in this small moment in time making sure that the turtles safely reached the ocean.