Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

We had a family wedding to attend up the coast in North Carolina last weekend.  
On Friday morning The Writer played golf with the guys 
and I hung out waiting for our room to be available.  
 


My entertainment was assisting a turtle bent on crossing a road and parking lot.  







 
I was afraid a car would come along and crush him so I picked him up, carried him east 
across two lanes, and deposited him in some greenery where  he seemed to be headed.

My good deed done, I returned to the car and my book.



 


An hour or so later I looked up from the world of my book and there was the turtle, right back in the traffic, heading west. After dodging cars he became stymied by a curb, trudging along it  toward a corner where he would be boxed in.

Once again, me to the rescue! 
 
I carried him to the west side of the road this time and placed him in the grass.  

I watched him for a while and he disappeared so I thought he was safely 
where he wanted to be.

A couple hours later The Writer was putting his clubs in the back of the car.  "Hey," he said.  "Look at this!  There is a turtle crossing the road back here."  Sure enough, there was the same silly turtle, AGAIN walking across the road and parking areas, oblivious to golf carts and cars!  
Remember that tired old joke about why did the chicken cross the road???
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On Saturday we did a bit of sightseeing which included the newest and oldest lighthouses in North Carolina, the Oak Island Light and Coast Guard Station, built in 1958, and Old Baldy built in 1817.
Unlike most lighthouses in the U.S., Oak Island has ladder instead of a spiral stairway with 131 steps.  We went up about a fourth of the way, and the ladders are a challenge to climb.
The lights are 169 feet above the water and the concrete foundation pilings are 67 feet deep.

 






The photo above is taken from the dunes on the beach.  Behind us is Bald Head Island with a black speck a bit to the left of the center of the photo below, which is Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, 200 years old.  Old Baldy is 90 feet tall.  


 
 
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And finally, to the main event ...
 
a beach wedding

 

 


16 comments:

  1. What an awesome beach wedding with seafood to go with it. It's survival of the fittest for that turtle! You were good to try to save him though.

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  2. I hope the turtle made it. I'd love to attend a beach wedding.

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  3. That poor turtle was probably trying to get to the wedding too. You think of them as slow moving creatures until you see how determined they can be.

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  4. Probably going to lay eggs, Mac has helped more than a few. The Low Country Boil looks delicious.

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  5. That turtle had a mission then, kind of you to rescue it twice.
    The wedding on the beach looks good.

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  6. Old Baldy and the wedding look great! Your turtle tale reminded me of a ridiculous scene from an old movie, one of the 'Carry On' series - not sure if they made it across the Pond - in which a police constable 'helps' an old lady across a busy road she didn't want to cross.

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  7. I bet the turtle was a roller-coaster loving dare devil in another life. ;)

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  8. The turtle had a mission! Looks like a great spread at the wedding :)

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  9. Loved this post... Shalet Jimmy from India...I always loved beach weddings. Is that shrimps and lobsters?

    With Love
    Shalet

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  10. You know that turtle just wanted a chat and you kept picking him up and placing him in the bushes!!! lol
    Lovely wedding pics
    Love Wren x

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  11. A fun and saintly day (as in St. Francis)who probably also rescued stubborn turtles. Me and vertigo don't like ladder and one that tall.....yikes :(

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  12. Dear Cynthia, I wonder exactly where the turtle was headed and why the mix-up in his/her movements. Instinct must be strong, witness the lemmings. The beach wedding looks as if there was a wind. I hope everyone was comfortable and cool. Peace.

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  13. Silly turtle. You just can't help some people/turtles. The wedding looked a success and the food delicious.

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  14. The turtle must have out to prank humans, that or its simply lost. Great looking photos, warm greetings!

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  15. That turtle apparently didn't want any intervention and hope it survived wherever it ended up. Kudos to you for being the good samaritan. Nice wedding on the beach and the food looked good too.

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