Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Turtle Haven

We have now been on Gili Trawangan for a few days and it is a lot of fun.  There is great snorkeling right off the beach and both Francie and Randall saw a large turtle today.

There is also a small turtle hatchery on the island.  They try and protect the eggs left on this beach.


Crate protecting eggs

They have an area where small turtles are being taken care of–its not state of the art by any means but one of the dive shops was telling us that they have actually released a large number back into the wild.

Today we saw this guy cleaning the baby turtles by scrubbing their shells with a brush.


I am sure this turtle is terrified.

Here are some close ups of fresh water turtles.




Check out his snout!


September 28, 2007 - Posted by | Indonesia, Pets, Travel, Wildlife

1 Comment »

  1. Beware of Turtle Soup!!!!

    Comment by Cynthia | September 29, 2007 | Reply

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