In Seychelles, one of the themes was turtle conservation, with the Floortje participating in a turtle patrol with MCSS. Before setting off on the hour long drive, the team had been warned that while it was the beginning of the turtle nesting season, they should not get their hopes too high and expect to see a turtle during the 3 hour time period scheduled for the MCSS portion of the travel documentary – tracks, on the other hand, they would get plenty off!
Elke and Floortje on a turtle nesting beach, photo Edwin SchipperHaving arrived on the beach, Elke and Floortje walked along the beach searching for turtle tracks while doing an informal interview, often repeating things so Bas could get various angles on film. There were 2 tracks on the first beach but no turtles, so they moved on to the next beach – again no turtles! The crew feeling a little parched in the hot tropical sun had sent their driver from the Seychelles Tourism Board off to the shops to get some drinks. On his return, he rushed over with some good news – a turtle was spotted on the first beach! The team was able to spend over an hour with a nesting turtle which had been tagged in 2004 on a neighbouring beach.