The other morning I woke up and decided to take a look off the balcony of the condo. I saw a gathering of people down on the beach and speculated that it must be an early morning turtle hatching. I grabbed my camera to see what all the commotion was about. To my delight it was exactly what I’d hoped for, turtles hatching!
Here are a few snapshots of the turtle hatching that we recently witnessed. It was so neat to see this happening right next to the condo. If you see any taped areas around the beach, these are most often turtle egg nests. If you wake up early in the morning and see a group of people huddled around these nests then they turtles are likely hatching!
Here is a video of a turtle hatching we witnessed at the condo recently. I was really cool to see this in person!
I think this is the last video I have of the turtle hatchlings witnessed at Orange Beach Recently. This one has a funny part in it. The volunteers that help hatch the turtles (and for some reason think they are the only ones who can interact with the turtles) think they are turtle whisperers. At around 1:25 in the video you can hear a volunteer asking me to step back citing that I may step on the turtles. I declined her request for me to step back and at 1:31 I informed her that I’m an adult and won’t be stepping on the tutles. 😂
One last picture of The Wharf Fireworks show on New year’s eve. This one caught by our daughter. #thewharf #orangebeach #gulfshores #orangebeachcondo posted via instagram by orangebeachcondo on Jan 02, 2019 @ 07:08
Lawd have mercy! 😀 Things ought to be interesting in the next day or two at the Orange Beach condo. By looking at our live cameras it appears that the storm surge from Hurricane Michael has consumed over half of the beach! According to weather reports Hurricane Michael is predicted to make landfall about 15 to 30 minutes to the east of Orange Beach. Nevertheless, this storm threatens some serious damage. In the pictures below you can see how our poolside furniture has been removed to keep it from blowing around. As crazy as it sounds I wish I was there right now to feel the power of this storm.
These cameras update every 5 minutes. As long as we have electricity and internet service we should be in for quite a show. Be sure to check back throughout the day to peek in on what Hurricane Michael is up to!
Arcade fun with games, friends, laser tag and bazooka ball! Life is good at the Wharf in Orange Beach Alabama. #hangingwithfriends #lasertag #arcadegames #wharf #wharfatorangebeach posted via instagram by orangebeachcondo on Jul 29, 2018 @ 14:34