Friday, May 15, 2009

what's this turtle days thing of which you speak?

If you like weird, then you should really be at Mooncussers tonight for the silliest celebration we have here on South Padre Island. Kayakers - King & Queen Sargassum and their court - paddle down the bay lighting tiki torches to welcome the nesting turtles. They arrive right about sunset (7ish?) at a bayside bar where they are greeted by conch blowers and drummers and ukulele players and hula dancers. We welcome summer. We welcome the turtles. We welcome the opportunity to show how seriously we do not take ourselves. And then tomorrow night we dress up like different sea creatures and head for the Turtle Ball at Amberjack's.

It's a lot of fun. And it's free! (At least, tonight's stuff is. You can buy your ticket to the Turtle Ball at Paragraphs for $20 or pay $25 at the door.) All money raised goes to Seaturtle Inc - a most worthy cause.

This video is from two years ago. We've gotten better since then, I promise!


Blogger sandguy said...

sitting here in Portugal watching you you sing....I'm smiling out loud.

5:44 PM  
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