This year my family and I are visiting Sanibel Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. As usual on these ocean pilgrimages, I plan on taking my daily early-morning walk on the beach to see what I will see.

Our trip is still a few weeks away, and will fall in the heart of sea turtle nesting season. Already, there are thousands of baby turtles safe and snug in the sands of Sanibel. Will this be another near-record year for loggerheads in Florida? Check out this website to watch the daily egg count tick ever upward.

http://www.seaturtle.org/nestdb/?view_beach=337.

In other ocean news, I’ve joined an online reading of Moby Dick.

http://roofbeamreader.com/2014/05/18/moby-dick-a-whale-of-a-read-along-sign-up-post/

I’m looking forward to perhaps gaining some insight into why this book is still haunting me nearly two years after I read it the first time.

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