Tonights sunset

Nice!

NIce!

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Nice Day for Paddling!!

Hello there Torpedo head!

Hello there Torpedo head!Well

Well, after six days of no paddling…..I was more than ready to get back out there!  I woke up to a gorgeous day and wasted no time getting down to the beach.  I got a front parking spot right away and I was in the water within a few minutes!  It was so nice.  Just as I was paddling out, I heard the lifeguards announcing that they were putting out the red flags.  For what?  I have no idea.  There was no shore break and Kam 2 & 3 did not have any red flags out!  Oh well, there is a tropical depression that has picked up strength that could drop some rain as it moves past us to the south, so maybe they were just looking ahead.  Anyway, it was very nice out on the water and I headed down to the boat ramp.  I paddled this odd glassy path on the water all the way down too, it was very strange indeed!  The conditions stayed nice and my first turtle of the day popped up at Kam III.  Down at the boat ramp I was greeted immediately by “Torpedo Head” and I got some photos!  The turtle shot its head out of the water a few times and swam around me.  I was pretty surprised that I got the photo above!

Hello!

Hello!

The turtles kept coming up.  I sat between them, by them, and surrounded by them!  It was great.  I know I counted over twenty turtles for the day!  I really needed some turtle time today too!  I paddled back in nice conditions and it stayed nice all the way through my swim.  Not as clear as usual down by the reef, but I did see lots of fish!  The water is so warm, it must be more than 80 degrees!  It’s very windy now, but it was a gorgeous day for paddling today!

Are you number twenty or twenty-one?

Are you number twenty or twenty-one?

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Beautiful Day!!

Morning buddy

Morning buddy

Wow…..I can’t believe we got two really nice days in a row!  It was just beautiful.  There was a breeze blowing from the south just like yesterday, so I headed down to the boat ramp.  I had the place to myself!  The first turtle surfaced and then dove down under my board but then I spotted another turtle farther south.  Just as I paddled up to the turtle, two more turtles popped up and I had a turtle triangle going on!  I managed to get a couple of photos but four turtles was it for today.  The wind backed off just like it did yesterday and it was so calm.  I didn’t take the time this morning to check the wind conditions so I decided to paddle back while it was still nice.

So glassy!

So glassy!

It stayed nice all the way through my swim too…..only getting a little windy on my way back.  Can we make it three nice days in a row?  I hope so…….but the road work on South Kihei Road is awful!  I might have to go somewhere else tomorrow…….

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Great Paddling!

Nice day!

Nice day!

Lately, it seems like we have one nice day and then a blustery, stormy day the next.  It was so windy and stormy looking yesterday, but today was really nice.  The ocean was totally calm, but the breeze that was blowing was coming from the south, so I just paddled against it.  I figured that if it was blowing against me, it would be blowing me home later!  There were hardly any paddlers out so I wondered if people thought it was going to get windy……but I wasn’t complaining having the ocean to myself!  I paddled down to the boat ramp………

Good morning!

Good morning!

I only had four turtles visit me today…..but I managed to get this photo of a really small turtle.  They are difficult to photograph because they can dive down fast!  This one actually hung around for a few minutes and then another turtle surfaced on the other side of my board and I was in between them.  Then one of them dove under my board and a third turtle popped up in front of me!  I was happy to get four turtles for the day!  I paddled back with the wind gently pushing me forward…… just like I had hoped for.  The view of the West Maui Mountains was amazing!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

The wind cooperated and stayed about the same while I went for my swim.   Despite the storm that moved over us a few days ago….the visibility in the water was great!  I hope it’s nice tomorrow!

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Tuesday Sunset!

Nice!

Nice!

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SUNSET!

WOW!

WOW!

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Finally A Decent Paddling Day!!

Seven turtles!

Seven turtles!

Well it was a long week……no paddling due to crazy ocean and weather conditions…..but finally today was perfect!  It was crazy windy yesterday and it poured rain Saturday night and Sunday morning…..but today was perfect!  I was so happy it was a beautiful day and I headed straight down to my spot at the boat ramp.  No one was there, only me!  I had seven lovely turtles visit me and one of them was “Bumpy”!  It was amazingly calm and perfect and the water was pretty clear despite the storm.  It stayed nice paddling back and all the way through my swim!  The clouds did start to loom in though so I don’t know if we are done with the rain yet.  Unfortunately the county is digging up South Kihei Road for some reason and the noise is awful!  I hope the project is done soon.  I was more than ready for a perfect day of paddling and swimming!  I hope tomorrow is nice too…….

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