We headed to Westpunt, on the far opposite side of the island from our hotel, again today. We weren’t sure where we would jump in, but we wound up at a beach called Playa Grandi. It’s not that grand. It’s a smallish bay with an extra easy entry in that there is a boat dock that you can simply walk down and in to the ocean. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
We noticed right away that there was a booming business going on in barracuda steaks, just like at Playa Lagun yesterday. We walked out onto the pier and I noticed a turtle, no, two, no, three, no four (!) turtles! What?!
In we jumped. We saw so many turtles, we lost count. I think there were nine turtles, ranging in size from about one foot, to over five feet. One guy was a MONSTER. He was the shyest for some reason, and swam away from our cameras. But this movie will show you at least six different turtles, NOT including the biggest guy.
A couple had mangled shells. One mangled shell was very bad and you can clearly see the bite mark from what I can assume must have been a shark. But he is all healed, and he’s all grown up.
There we lots of fish there, including a flying gurnard, but I mostly had eyes for the turtles! Two thirds of the pictures I took were of turtles. And 90% of the movies are of turtles too. I put this picture of the flying gurnard in because it shows his “digger claws” that he uses to disturb the sandy bottoms hunting for dinner.