Terry the turtle


Grabbing some ice blocks at a village fale koloa (shop)
Grabbing some ice blocks at a village fale koloa (shop)

We zipped along the Eastern side of the island before stopping at Keleti beach for lunch and a swim.

Terry the turtle!
Terry the turtle swimming at Keleti

We ran into Mana our Tongan/Hawaiian friend who is the long-term resident there and were introduced to Terry – the turtle he had saved from a very uncertain futures by being bought from a fisherman that very morning for $100TOP. Terry was tethered by a long rope and we snorkeled and bobbed around him as we all tried to negotiate the incoming tide.

Oehelei 'banana' plates... what a great sustainable idea!
Oehelei ‘banana’ plates… what a great sustainable idea!

Home for a short siesta and out again to Ohelei beach for a Tongan cultural evening. Apart from the ‘talkalot’ owner it is fabulous evening. The local food is prepared by villagers and served on banana ‘plates’ and luckily you can escape to the beach away from the pre-dinner show which is very Nashville and in-congruent to the rest of the program. Kotoni was extremely proud to see two of his recently graduated students working at the resort. We arrived home at midnight but all agreed the sojourn was worth the effort.

Kotoni with our friend Tongan/Hawaiian friend Mana
Kotoni with our friend Tongan/Hawaiian friend Mana

4 thoughts on “Terry the turtle

  1. Hi Mana! Terry the turtle looks very cool

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  2. Happy Terry the turtle. Lucky to be saved. He is very beautiful. the Tongan night out sounds like an interesting experience. The pics, as always look fantastic and really help us to visualize your experience. XX TT

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    1. Thanks Tracey… And now you have been it is even easier to visualise it all in 3D!!! Saane was in for a cuppa today… Such a sweetie.

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  3. Veronica pansaru December 4, 2013 — 3:43 am

    Nashville style music AND you ran away!!!

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