Part of my overall training for archery includes cardio fitness exercise. In that essential area are running and cycling. I’ve done a lot of running and cycling. Often, while cycling or running along side of a rural road I see a turtle trying to make it to the other side of the road.
Turtles aren’t known for speed but they do have endurance. In that matter I can relate. Whenever I see one on the road I pause to help it across.
Today I crossed paths while riding my bike with a large turtle and gave it a tow handed lift to the other side of the road. This turtle never completely ducked back into its shell. Perhaps it knew I was hoping to help.
On the round trip I checked to be sure I’d headed it in the correct direction. I was pleased to find it making progress.