Honu = Turtle

Carolyn has her list of things to see live up close: Turtles, Sharks and Manta Rays. She went down to the black sand beach at Punaluu last week where there are usually turtles but came-up empty. So I told her I’d guaranteed her to see a turtle and I knew just where to go. I took her over to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park near the Aiopio fish-trap in search of turtles.

I almost promised her that we’d see at least five turtles or I would buy her dinner. Good thing I didn’t bet as it was late in the day and high-tide. Not good for turtle finding. After walking through billions little black fungus gnats along the beach we didn’t see any turtles and started to head on back. Some folks were walking past and Carolyn was smart to ask them if there were any turtles to be found and they said “there’s a big one up the beach” so off we went trekking farther north.

And we found this big fella lying on the beach. Carolyn got her shots of the turtle who didn’t seem to mind at all. We didn’t get too close to this sleepy honu.

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