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Sailing Nandji Ep 80 – Sailing ‘the slot’ & Releasing baby turtles!

We sail "the slot' to the remote Arnavon Islands turtle sanctuary and watch the little baby turtles race to the sea!

Sailing Nandji Ep 80, we make a short passage crossing of 50nm across “the slot” between New Georgie island and Isabel islands.

Navigate our way through an outer reef in the middle of nowhere and end up in a confused ocean where wind against current causes some tall standing waves. With the strong wind, we sail downwind in the lagoon and find shelter in the stunning Arnavon Island turtle sanctuary.

We explore this sheltered lagoon and enjoy the pristine beaches and sea life. Caught out on our excursion around the lagoon, a storm rolls in and it is a race to get back to Nandji to close the hatches and save the technology! We then get to witness the hatching of the endangered Hawksbill turtle and assist in getting the little guys to the ocean.

 

Watching them clamber there way down the sand and get rolled around in the breaking waves swimming off into the unknown. These animals really do have a brutal beginning to life and it is not the strong that survive, more the extremely lucky ones!!

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