In early December, I had a once in a lifetime experience in Westmoreland parish, Jamaica.

I had just returned from the pool when I heard something of a commotion on the beach outside our room. There was a crowd gathering on the beach and a lot of excited gasps were being heard! I made my way down to the water’s edge, and was privileged to watch 150 baby hawksbill sea turtles leave their nesting area, crawl across the beach and swim away into the sea! They had just hatched that morning! Each one was about the size of a silver dollar, but they all had the heart and determination of lions as they struggled through the sand on their way to the sea. I have seen this kind of thing on TV, and read about it many times in travel magazines, but to see it in person was one of the most amazing things I have ever been able to see!!!

Truly a once in a lifetime travel experience and one that afforded me a memory that I will never forget!