Turtles on the Road To Hana

Yesterday I teased you with three photos of murky forms lurking in the Hawaiian surf (playing along with Cee’s photo challenge of What’s This?). I asked if anyone could identify the shapes.

One of my teaser images from yesterday

One of my teaser images from yesterday

As Peggy and Ann-Christine correctly guessed, the things concealed in waves were turtles. Green Sea Turtles to be precise. And in case you don’t believe me, here are some less obscure images of these marvelous creatures:

DSC_6140DSC_6141DSC_6142At the time, we were actually looking for a geocache in the parking lot of a well-known restaurant just east of the town of Paia, near the start of the famous Road to Hana. You can imagine Sue’s amazement when she happened to look over the cliff and saw heads bobbing around in the surf just below.

DSC_6145 DSC_6146 DSC_6150A few days later we actually got to swim with Green Sea Turtles off Lahaina on the other side of Maui, but I’ll save that for another post.

DSC_6151 DSC_6152 DSC_6154This (and yesterday’s) post is inspired by this week’s photo challenges of What’s This? from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and Breathe from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?

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10 Responses to Turtles on the Road To Hana

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    So very fun. 😀

  2. ventisqueras says:

    non avevo visto il post di ieri..quindi ho avuto subito svelato il mistero…prccato!

  3. thegirlthatdreamsawake says:

    let me guess! these are turtles !!!!! 😂 beautiful photos 🙂

  4. Wonderful! I love seeing them, but my encounters have always been under the surface – love the one where the tail is out too! – Suzan –

  5. afairymind says:

    What a wonderful thing to spot! Lovely pictures. I particularly like the second to last. 🙂

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