Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Turtle Sanctuary

We paid a visit to the Turtle Sanctuary on Bequia a few days ago. The place was mostly empty for the first while we were there so we got a personal guided tour from the owner, "Brother" King. Through his efforts he's been able to increase the number of turtles that survive into adulthood sometimes by 10 times.

One of the really neat things about this part of the world is how strong the enterprising spirit is here. People just take the initiative to do the things that they feel are important or valuable. I think it has something to do with the big hearts, pleasant outlook and the special kind of freedom you find here. There are very few rules yet most people get along well and people find a way to do better than just get by. Whether it's for their family, their community or the environment, they really try hard to make a difference.

Here's short video of the boys exploring the Turtle Sanctuary. You can go to Brother King's website if you want to read more about his story and this wonderful place.

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