What is it about sleeping in your own bed after being away? It just never feels so good. The sheets are perfect and the pillows fit in all the right ways. I'm happy to be home although I will miss the ocean, sand, and sea creatures of all kinds. We were lucky enough to see a few humpback whales, one with her baby, still in the protected bay where they have their calves before the long trek to Alaska. April is the end of the season with December through March being the best time to see them. My husband managed to see two sea turtles, but I had a leaking snorkel and missed that highlight.
Spending time near the ocean reminds me of all the reasons we have to fight to save them. Starting with using less plastic, which always seems to make it into our oceans, turn off our lights to help alleviate coal accidents on protected reefs, make sure we don't use chemicals on our lawns that eventually wash into the sea, and since there are many more, I'll save that for tomorrows post.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to catching up with all of you. I know I've missed a ton!