According to the locals on the Big Island, Richardson State Park is the place in Hilo to find sea turtles. So guess where I went?
There I was, scanning the shoreline, the horizon. No sea turtles. I settled myself on a large hunk of lava rock and began writing my new novel. A teen girl asked what I was up to and I wailed, "Looking for sea turtles!"
She said: "They're right behind you."
Lo and behold, in the tide pool behind a hill of rocks...there they were...
my sleeping sea turtles disguised as boulders.
Just like beauty. Hidden right under my nose. All I had to do was look behind me.