Snorkelling with an Olive Ridley Turtle

Olive Ridley Turtle

Three days into 2023 and once more I’ve realised the richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.

I'm currently in Mozambique, staying in accommodation that lends itself to being (in my personal opinion) home to one of the best nearshore snorkelling spots in Southern Mozambique, Frederico’s Bay in Ponta Mamoli.  I woke up early this morning and went snorkelling with a friend in front of the house around 7:30 am.  The array of colourful fish amongst all the coral and rocks is so soothing to the soul as the eye captures the sea creatures all around you.

Out of nowhere, an Olive Ridley turtle came swimming past us, it's as if it was gracefully flying through the water.  We decided to follow the turtle and landed going down a rabbit hole.  What a wonderfully, surreal experience!  The turtle taught us how to move with the rhythm of the ocean, to not fight it but just go with it.  Amazingly peaceful.

My friend saw a rainbow reflect off the turtle's shell and it was as if God was saying ‘This year will be filled with Hope’.

When visiting this area of Mozambique be sure to bring a snorkelling mask, snorkel and flippers along - there’s a whole new world waiting to be explored under the waves of the ocean.

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