Sunday Sunset

Sunday Sunset

Sunday Sunset

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Saturday Sunset

Nice sunset!

Nice sunset!

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Windy!!!!!

Yesterday I had a limited amount of time for the beach so I chose to take a beach walk and swim.  The ocean wasn’t calm anyway for paddling.  Today wasn’t calm either!  I really wanted to go out paddling though, so I did.  On the way down the hill to the beach I could already see white caps.  I paddled south into the wind but the wind got stronger as I neared the end of Kam 2.  I decided to turn around.  I paddled north down to Cove Park and could see people paddle surfing there.  The wind was still blowing from the south and now white caps appeared making for a bumpy ride!  I didn’t see a single turtle.  In those conditions, I needed to concentrate on just paddling!  I struggled to paddle back to Kam 1.  By the time I went for my swim…. The wind had changed directions.  It was just a windy day!  Beautiful, but windy…..

Bumpy

Bumpy

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Thursday’s Sunset

Nice!

Nice!

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Beautiful Day and Eleven Turtles!!

It was another beautiful morning for paddling!  I am loving these calm mornings!  I paddled straight down to the boat ramp.  When I arrived, there was a guy on a jet ski roaring in and out of the boat ramp taking people for rides which kicked the water up.   I’m starting to really hate jet skis!  Not only do they destroy the tranquility of the area….. But they also scare the turtles!  I had to wait it out until the turtles came up.  Finally the turtles started to surface!   There were so many little turtles today!  At one point I was surrounded by four baby turtles.  Often the little ones are skittish and dive down but today they were inquisitive!  I really love seeing so many baby turtles.

Baby turtles!

Baby turtles!

Splash splash!

Splash splash!

A paddling friend met me at the boat ramp and on our way back, I saw some thing in the water.  At first I thought it was a jelly fish but it ended up being a Porteguese Man o war!  It was pink and purple with purple tentacles about five or six inches long!  I tried to scoop it up with my paddle but it slid right off.  I have never seen one of those before!  Their sting is more painful than a jelly fish sting.  I wouldn’t want to see one while swimming!

Paddling back after eleven turtles and a Portuguese Man o war was tranquil.  Halfway through my swim the wind roared in.  I almost had perfect conditions for my swim but not quite.  I hope tomorrow morning is just as nice as the past two mornings have been……

Nice!

Nice!

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Turtle Day!!

it was a beautiful calm morning for paddling and this guy was really friendly!  I was talking to the turtle and I am pretty sure it was listening!  Too bad I didn’t have a handful of seaweed to give it!  There was no sign of wind and the turtles continued to delight me!  A paddling friend came with me to the boat ramp and immediately we were surrounded by five turtles.  The turtles were friendly this morning!

Oh boy!

Oh boy!

Howdy!

Howdy!

It stayed nice down at the boat ramp and the water was so clear.  I counted a dozen turtles in all!  The conditions were great all the way back but a few minutes after I came in…..the wind roared in and also some clouds.  The overcast skies made it so much cooler too.  I swam in windy conditions but I didn’t care!  It was another beautiful day in paradise!

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Sunday Sunset

Nice!

Nice!

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