As we bumped and rocked along the 30-kilometer (approx. 19 mile) dirt road that literally stretched into the middle of nowhere in Baja California Sur, I couldn't help but wonder exactly what we were getting ourselves into.
I had heard about volunteering with sea turtles before. The only contact I'd had with them was on a trip to Tortuguero, Costa Rica, where we walked along the beach at night so we could witness a large female making her way to the water.
In my mind, sea turtle conservation consisted of rescuing babies, protecting them as they scurry into the safety of the ocean so that they don't get picked off by low-flying predators. I realized that beyond that, I didn't know much about sea turtle conservation, until I got to spend a day at Red Travel Mexico's camp in Magdalena Bay.