The Ocean Point Marriott had nightly activities. Some were disco dancing, making smores, taco night, karaoke, and much more. Sometimes we would wander down to take a look at our options. Karaoke night was interesting to say the least. We were just observers.
The boys packed headlamps to go lizard hunting at night. The security guard inquired as to what we were doing. When we told him, he stated that the Marriott can be fined $5,000 if they don't keep their lights down low at night, due to the endangered turtles hatching on the beach. We quickly turned off our headlamps and went to the beach to see if we could see the turtles hatching. Sunday night was the only night while we were there that the baby turtles were hatching. They swarmed the beach. It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Many of turtles do not survive after they hatch. They try to make their way to the ocean, but many are eaten by birds or sea animals. Several also got disoriented and headed for shore. We dug trenches for them and coached as many little turtles into the ocean as we could. Save the turtles!
Hanging out around the fire.
Freshly hatched baby turtle.