As 12am struck and half of the team was asleep, another half was out at Telaga Papan doing beach patrolling with the rangers and Kak Naja.
We were lucky to have chance upon a large female doing her nesting on our first and only night at Telaga Papan, the experience was breath taking as this was the only chance we got to not only see a Green Turtle that is all grown up but also this up close while she was laying eggs for the next generation of turtles. We each took turns to dug up all the under to supervision of the Rangers and Kak Naja and we dug out a total of 110 eggs which is quite a lot considering the size of the turtle that we saw. It was a experience that we all will never forget as this is a opportunity we will never get to see in Singapore even the beach itself was breath taking, clear skys where we can see the stars and just silence and peace and only the sound of the sea, its the little things like this we have now that we take for granted.
When we first came to Terengganu, we learnt about how to excavate a nest and how turtles work and now, we got to see the before part where we see how the Rangers collect the eggs and how do they store the eggs in the hatchery it was truly amazing.
After which we went back to the pink house to rest while the other team got up early to continue construction work around the pink house for the whole day before the patrolling team joined them later in the morning. We manage to lay the last layer of cement for the back porch to give it that smooth surface feel and look and by tomorrow it looks ready to be used! While we were laying brick we managed to see a Paradise tree snake which was a interesting sight and it also acts as our quick break as all of us went to look at it.
Well.. tomorrow we will be completing the fence area, hopefully it is going to be a fun day tomorrow!