I was so happy to head back to our little island.
And guess who came with us this time?? I was excited to bring Hud along but had no idea how it would work out.
It started with a stop in Chapel Hill at the Sienna. You guys I can not tell you enough great things about this hotel. They opened the doors when our crew got there, said “well hello handsome” to Hudson. Brought him a dog bone and bed and bowls. It’s an historic hotel that is super cool and super nice and then to top it off they treat your pooch like royalty. The boys took off down the road to meet up with friends for dinner at UNC and we got take-out and sat outside with Hudson and just enjoyed being back in North Carolina. We debated about bringing Hudson’s dog cage as who knows how a 1.5 year old Golden is going to behave in a strange place when no one is around but we left it behind and crossed our fingers.
This island- it’s the best. Hudson did awesome on the ferry ride over, I have some great iphone pics of that. I haven’t been posting my iPhone pics on the blog lately. It’s just so hard to do both. If you want to see those follow me on ig!
That first day- when you know you have a whole week ahead. Seriously the best feeling ever.
Without a doubt I try to soak it in as I know the week will fly by. It all starts at the marina. This time it was SO crowded and SO hot. Once again there was a sign saying that there were no golf carts available on the island. We have never seen that before this year but saw it earlier this summer. Our little island is getting popular. The Marina is fun. The excitement about the week ahead. The kids getting their usual snacks from the cafe. This time Hud being with us and getting a huge dog biscuit.
The ride was hot but Hudson was really good. Lots of dogs on the boat. He behaved.
My pictures are all over the place as I took three different cameras. A small mirrorless camera that I can throw in my bag, my underwater camera, and my big camera (Canon M5 III) I didn’t get the big daddy out much as I was more into just having fun this trip and then the times I did it got covered in sand by other peoples kids 🙁
So, that means these blog posts will be all over the place. Big camera pics are on my big Mac computer and the rest (I think) will be on my Mac laptop.
Ok so I think this was the 2nd night we were there. There was turtle excavation. So basically when a mama turtle comes in to lay eggs, the BHIC will try to find that nest and mark it off. Like you see in the pic a couple up. The babies will all come out when they are ready. But some don’t make it out. Either they don’t get the signal from their siblings that it’s time to leave or they are just not ready or whatever. So the BHIC comes in to do an excavation. They dig them out and help them find their way to the ocean. These guys would never make it without their help. And to think that only one in one thousand sea turtles live to adulthood just makes every last one more meaningful. This year Bald Head Island had 100 nests (so far). That is the most they have had in 20 years!!!
Without a doubt one of the coolest things I have ever seen.
These little guys- I can’t even tell you…
This guy was ready to GO! And we cheered him on.
I think they had close to 30 stragglers in this nest. Making the total for the nest (including those that had already left) over 90. 90 little turtles!
This is what it looked like before.
So Blake brought his hammock and found a couple trees and there you go
We did a lot of games
We alternated between beach and pool and beach and pool
These two preferred the beach
And sometimes they even got along!
And this guy…after his first day afraid of the waves he was in love with the ocean!!
I was SO excited that he loved the beach so much
This you guys… I love this dog. I love these kids. My heart was happy!
More to come!