Papa is in town! He's on his way home from Argentina and Uruguay and was able to get a free stopover in Miami for the weekend. Yay!
Yesterday we went to a sea turtle rescue and saw loggerhead, green, and Olive Ridley turtles that were being rehabilitated. The Olive Ridley turtle is very very rare to find in the United States; it's usually seen in South America. I think they said only about four Olive Ridley turtles had ever come ashore in Florida ever. It just looked like a regular turtle to our inexpert eyes, though.
After the turtle sanctuary, we headed to the beach. Strangely, on the path to the beach we saw two wild tortoises just hanging out. I noticed them first, and literally thought they were statutes. They weren't afraid of us at all; we were able to even touch them (though we probably shouldn't have).
It wasn't a great beach day. The weather was warm but it was crazy windy and the sand kept blowing in our faces. Afterwards we got some delicious barbeque and went home to relax.
Yesterday evening we went downtown for ice cream and a walk along the waterfront. We enjoyed all the sailboats and yachts in the intercoastal, and talked about our plans for another BVI sailing trip next year!
We love our Papa!