It is hard to say what has been my most favorite moment here on Cousin as it seems every day something exciting happens here. One unique memory I have is leaving the field station as normal for my afternoon turtle patrol. I was heading for Anse Vacoa, our most popular turtle nesting beach on the island so I was expecting a turtle or two. As I climbed over the rocks onto the beach, I immediately could see there were a few more than one or two up in bushes because of all the tracks scattered over the sand.
I quietly positioned myself in the shade of a big Casuarina tree in the middle of the beach and counted six hawksbills all digging their egg chambers at the same time! It really was a special moment to be faced with so many of these wonderful animals all within eye sight digging their nests in the bright sunshine on a tropical island. I could not take a photo with all of them in the shot as they were left, right and everywhere so I relaxed in the shade and etched the show in my memory.