Monday, July 21, 2014

I enjoyed five days in Topsail with Lindsay and her mom and her friend. We took it easy, taking walks, going on the beach most days, and cooking at the house. Above was our view at dinner on our last night. Lindsay and I got to spend some time with our long lost friend Mackenzie, which was fun! 

I sent postcards to my parents and brother and sister in law. Each one had a different card and message to suit each personality. 

We waited in line for more than two hours to get into the Topsail turtle hospital. It was exhausting, but it was neat to see the turtles! Most are loggerheads and are rescued from all over the east and gulf coasts. 

The turtle below was likely bitten by a shark, hit with a boat propeller, AND caught in a fishing net then cut on his body to release him from the net. One of the turtles suffered from intentional head trauma and is blind. Another had a flipper cut off to get him out of a net. 

Sea turtles mature in their thirties and usually live well beyond that. Most of these turtles will be eventually released into the wild, and others not healthy enough to be released will go to aquariums. 

The turtle hospital made for a unique experience. 

All in all, it was a restful week, and I enjoyed spending uninterrupted time with my best friend! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. It was so much fun! 

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