The wind is back and the beach near the Sab Sab (Surf Beach/Leme Bedje/Praia Antonio de Sousa) is buzzing with activity. This tiny little beach had 26 nests on it this year, making it an extremely important nesting site and one of the few remaining places on the south of the island that can still be used by turtles. Light pollution is the biggest problem and the biggest light was the floodlight at Josh Angulo's surf shack. Some of you may remember the disagreement we had with Josh over this and to our great disappointment the light was left on all summer, causing the death of many endangered loggerhead hatchlings.
Last night Neal and I went for dinner at Papaya's and looking out towards the beach - guess what? Pitch black on Surf Beach. No floodlight at all. Is that what you would call ironic? Or is there another word you might use?