Windy and a Friendly Turtle!!

It was windy again this morning!  The wind must be waiting until I get there lately….. But I decided to go for it anyway.  I was hoping the wind might back off like it did yesterday but no such luck!  It was a bumpy ride but it was great to be out on my board.  I paddled north with the wind at my back and I looked down and there was a turtle swimming right under me!  I paddled along side the turtle for a few minutes and then it surfaced to say “Hi”!  I can’t believe I got this photo because it was the only one I took!

Morning buddy!

Morning buddy!

Bumpy!

Bumpy!

i ended up paddling for an hour and all I did was paddle in the bumpy conditions….. No time to sit and relax!  The wind stayed constant even during my swim and the ocean is so warm.  The wind did make it a lot cooler today since it has been so hot.  It was a besutiful day out after the rain again last night…..

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Friendly Turtle!!

Yesterday was so perfect!  It got really hot about 11:00 and three hours later it started raining!  It was so humid.  The rain was nice!  The weather report said it would be more of the same for today…… So I was hoping for another perfect morning.  Well, just as I got down to the beach, the wind came up and soon the ocean was blown out, white caps and all!  I decided to go for a walk and see if it calmed down but no luck with that!  Then I decided to go swimming.  The water is so warm right now!  Out a bit visibility was good too.  On my way back I ran into a very friendly turtle!  I swam with it for a while and then it surfaced twice right in front of me.  I moved over to the right and the turtle swam right next to me looking at me!  Interacting with the turtle made my day!  When I got back from swimming….. Of course the wind backed off and it got pretty nice.  It also got hot so maybe there will be rain again this afternoon…. I hope so!

Blown out!

Blown out!

Nice now

Nice now

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Spectacular Day!!

Wow!  The kind of day I’ve been wishing for!  Just perfect in every way.  Of course I paddled down to the boat ramp!  It was so glassy and nice!  Two turtles came up to visit me but they didn’t stay long.  The water was so clear that I could see several turtles congregating on the bottom but they were not coming up.  Apparently turtles can hold their breath for quite a while!  I paddled back in perfect conditions and I didn’t wasn’t to go in…… It was THAT perfect.  My swim was equally as nice and I swam longer than usual.  It was just a perfect day in every way!

So glassy!

So glassy!

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Nice Paddling!!

I got up early this morning and no wind was blowing!  I got down to the beach before 8:30 a.m. and just a little wind had come up blowing from the west.  I took off paddling and headed south.  By the time I got to the end of Kam 3…… The wind seemed to be strengthening.    The skies were mostly overcast and I didn’t mind because it kept it cool.  The impending wind made me nervous so I turned around!  I paddled against the wind up as far as Charley Young Beach and then the wind backed off and it got nicer.  It was still overcast and I started to wonder if it was going to rain.  I headed in to go for my swim.  The water is so warm right now!

Back out there!

Back out there!

Interesting clouds!

Interesting clouds!

The sun had just stsrted to come out as I was leaving the beach.  It sure was a comfortable day!  I hope I can get down to the boat soon to visit my turtles…..

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Nice Day!!

It was a nice morning yesterday and I hadn’t been out paddling in a couple of days.  I got out on my board as quickly as I could.  The water was murky in the shallow water and there was a bit of surge.  I had noticed the white csps way out but I wasn’t sure when the wind might move in.  Out paddling….. The ocean wasn’t very calm either.  There were quite a few swells rolling in.  I decided against going very far from home base and stayed between Kam 2 and Cove Park.  I paddled for an hour and didn’t see any turtles but while I was swimming….. I ran across a nice big turtle and swam with it for a while!  At one point it swam right next to me and was looking right at me!  It was an unexpected treat!

Nice!

Nice!

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Nice Day!!

Oh finally a nice tranquil day!  I almost didn’t go down to the beach because it was getting late but then I changed my mind!  Thank goodness!  It was already after 9:00 a.m. So I decided not to go all the way down to the boat ramp.  Instead I paddled south to the end of Kam 2 and turned around.  I paddled towards Cove Park and the wind stsrted to gust!  One big gust almost knocked me off my board!  Then I had to paddle against the wind back to Kam 1.  Just as I got back…. This turtle buddy popped up to visit me out in front of Kam 1!  I was glad to see a turtle. The wind kept blowing in and out but my swim was good.  The visibility wasn’t very good down at the point though.  I hope tomorrow morning is nice!

Buddy!

Buddy!

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Sunday Sunset

Nice!

Nice!

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