Photographer's Note

Golden Sands Beach in North Cyprus

Golden Sands, in the height of summer, offers the opportunities for you to witness the turtles laying their eggs or better still the hatching of the babies from the carefully monitored nests. A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to be there when a large cloude clipsed the sun, confusing the baby turtles into thinking it was nighttime and consequentlythey hatched prematurely. The centre there that monitors the turtles' breeding habits promptly rescued the little ones and kept them safe for the day until it was possible to release them into the sea after dark, as they would have done naturally. For the adventurous among you there is the chance to stay right on the beach in one of the huts that are available for hire. The cost of staying there is unbelievably cheap with good food, freashly barbecued on the terrace. Adjacent to Golden Sands is the aptly named Turtle Beach where Hassan, a former Marine Biologist, runs a bar/café and basic accommodation.

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