Amazing Sunset!

Orange to pink and purple…… Wow!

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Windy!!

Oh yes….. Nice sunrise as usual…. and a beautiful day!  It was so calm …. Until I got out on my board.  The wind kicked up pretty strong from the south…… definitely not the trade winds!  I figured that I was out so make the best of it.  But the wind was really pushing!  It took me nearly forty minutes just to get from Kam 1 to the end of Kam 2!  It did!  Then the wind started to back off!  I looked longingly down to the boat ramp where undoubtedly my turtles awaited me….. But I was so tired from paddling against the wind that far.  I reluctantly turned around and paddled north.  I really didn’t trust the wind today!  The wind continued to play games throughout the morning but my swim was delightful.  Every day can’t be a turtle day I guess…… Oh well…. It was still a beautiful day!

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Beautiful Sunrise & Nine Turtles!!

It was a beautiful sunrise and a beautiful day!  The ocean was not as calm as yesterday but I wasn’t complaining.  I headed to my “happy place” … the boat ramp.  The turtles made me wait which made me a bit nervous…. Not knowing when the wind might kick up.  But they finally started to surface!  Seven turtles all together!  There was probably more too, but I didn’t trust the wind.  I paddled back in nice conditions and then while passing Kam 2….. the ocean totally calmed down!  It got so nice!  Swimming was nice too and I got to swim with a turtle!  We swam together south and then she dove down to the bottom and stuck her head under a reef!  Then four snorkelers came swimming by and they didn’t even notice the turtle!  I guess her plan worked!  Then after they passed… She popped her head out and swam up by me.  Then another turtle swam up.  The poor thing had three tumors!  One on each front flipper and one by her neck.  I really hate to see that.  The water visibility is very good right now and I saw lots of fish.  By noon… The wind still had not come in.  What a beautiful day!

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Lovely Sunset!

Beautiful colors!

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Beautiful Day!!

It was a peaceful sunrise…… not much cloud cover in the sky but still had a pink glow to it.  The morning was just beautiful too!  Much calmer ocean than yesterday and very little wind.  I didn’t get out until late ( It was already 9:30 a.m.) so although it was nice I didn’t trust the wind!  I decided to stay closer to home so I paddled down to the end of Kam 2.  It was so tempting to keep paddling south…. But I wasn’t feeling up to a possible struggle with the wind.  I turned around and paddled north down to Charley Young beach and it was still nice!  After I came in….. a paddling friend said a small pod of dolphins was swimming right near me…. But somehow I never saw them!!!!!  Oh no!  My swim was delightful, though, with such lovely warm water and calm conditions…I hope it’s nice like this tomorrow and the Dolphins come back….

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Tuesday Sunset

Nice!

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Riding Wind Swells!!

It was a beautiful sunrise today!  There was wind from the start but not too bad.  The ocean wasn’t very calm and there were wind swells rolling from the north.  Other than that…. It was a beautiful day.  I paddled south  with an east wind blowing at me and then the wind swells hit!  They were constant and some of them popping up pretty big.  The swells were behind me and I could ride them!  If was fun but when I turned around…. It wasn’t as much fun paddling against them.  I’m glad I don’t get knocked off my board much any more because this would have been the day for that!  I paddled  down to Charley Young beach and turned around.  I saw four turtles too.  Two were very close to shore ….one large female and a little baby turtle!  It was so cute!   Then on the way in I spotted two more  turtles swimming under the water heading south.  The wind has been tricky this week but the water clarity was great today!  What an enjoyable paddle and swim!

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