we are exhausted! but really happy too. we had a pretty incredible night with 3 turtles spotted on our beach, all within1 km of each other, within 2 hours time. It started just at high tide, after a giant orange moon rose out of the ocean (that was really cool too). Chris and I had just covered the north end, accidentally scared some kids away from their beer, and headed south. We rounded some rocks near where I live and I saw the unmistakable smudge winding up from the surf. I hit chris?s arm. ?what?s that? what?s that? I said. ?well, that?s a leatherback,? chris said. My first one of the season and she was a new one. We just had time to tag her and measure her (named her Isabella) before she started moving then we felt we should get further down the beach.Nothing on that pass, but on our next one, nearly at the same place, Sandy and I came across a turtle we?ve seen now in 2001, 2003 and again tonight. It was Molly. She still had her tags, but chris arrived soon after that and we put a satellite transmitter on her! (I promise to write more about that later today). After we?d finished, I went on quickly and not ? km later there was another turtle! This one was Haedi, a turtle from 2002. that was it for us, but Niki had one of our 2003 turtles on Hutchinson Island too. She found Ana, and the cool thing is, when we first tagged Ana in 2003, she was seen on the same night as Molly. We?ll try to write more later on this week, but we?re really beat right now!