Turtle Mating Day!

Gorgeous day!

Gorgeous day!

I can’t believe it!  I got out paddling three days in a row!  And swimming seven days in a row!  Not bad for being just seven weeks post op!  Yesterday I came across two turtles mating!  I paddled up right next them and they didn’t seem to notice.  The female was a large older turtle and the male looked like a smaller younger turtle.  He was on her back nearly drowning her!  Oh the things you see in nature!  I paddled down to Kam 2 and then north to cove park and then came in.  It is good to be back!

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First Day Back On My Board!!

A turtle greeter!

A turtle greeter!

It has been a whirlwind last few months!  My hip is healing nicely after surgery.  I started swimming in the ocean a few days ago and it felt wonderful!  Yesterday I put my board up on my racks and headed to the beach.  Unfortunately when I arrived, the conditions were not as calm as I hoped so I opted to just swim instead.  I left my board up on my racks thinking “maybe tomorrow”.  Well this morning when I arrived at the beach, the conditions were perfect!  I just had to go out.  I managed to get my board down to the waters edge, slap on some sunscreen, put my hat and sunglasses on, and head out. I paddled out on my knees and when it came time to stand up…..I wasn’t sure how it would go!  I got right up!  And to my surprise……a turtle was waiting for me just outside of Kam I!  I called it the “turtle greeter” and I was so happy to see it.  The conditions were so nice.  I paddled down past Charley Young beach, turned around and paddled down to Kam 2.  The ocean was so clear!  I paddled in and when it came time to get down on my board….I wasn’t sure how that would go.  I got down, no problem and no pain either!  I carried my board all the way up to the shower (I did have to stop a few times to get there though!)  But after rinsing it off, I managed to hoist my board up on my racks all by myself!  Success!  I hadn’t been out paddling for about three months!  It is good to be back.  I’m not sure when I will feel confident to paddle any distance…… but getting back out there was a great start!  Then I went for a swim.  It was neat to see so many Unicorn fish down at the reef!  Hard to believe I actually went paddling and swimming all in the same morning……WOW.

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Oh My!

Turtles!

Turtles!

A friend of mine posted this picture of a dive on Maui.  It made me so lonely for my turtles!  This is just how I see them when I am swimming in the ocean and I haven’t done that since December!  Hopefully very soon though…….

Mondays sunset

Mondays sunset

Tonight there was vog in the air and it made for an interesting sunset!  Maui is so beautiful!

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Recovering

All I have are sunsets to share right now.  I am recovering well from my hip surgery and hope to be back in the water very soon!

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Enjoying sunsets

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Finally a Calm Ocean!

Nice!

Nice!

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Great Saturday Sunset!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

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