Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Guides Never Tire of Turtles

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Guides Never Tire of Turtles

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Byline: LEA EMERY

AFTER eight years of volunteering to take tour groups to the beach at Mon Repos Conservation Park, turtle guide Caroline Robertson is yet to tire of watching the female turtles lay their eggs.

"To see such a big animal come up on the beach and lay in its natural environment - it's pretty good," she said.

Growing up in Bundaberg, Mrs Robertson had always taken the turtles for granted, but after seeing how keen her daughter was when she first took her to Mon Repos at the age of two, Mrs Robertson knew it was something special.

The bond with the turtles has continued, with Mrs Robertson's daughter, who is currently studying at university in Brisbane, set to return to the area for her holidays to be a turtle volunteer for her sixth year in the next few weeks.

As a volunteer, Mrs Robertson helps man the shop at the information centre as well as guiding visitors down to the beach.

"If you love the beach I couldn't think of anywhere nicer to work," Mrs Robertson said. …

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