Another Beautiful Day!

I can’t believe we’ve had three nice days in a row!  I mean….. It’s always nice on Maui but the last three days have been exceptionally nice.  I watched the Hawaii News Now weather report last evening and the last thing I heard was “you’re going to wake up to blue skies tomorrow”….. and that was exactly right!  There was some wind blowing from the south but I didn’t care.  I paddled down to the boat ramp against the wind….. But I told myself the wind would push me back….wrong!  On the way back the wind backed off and it was SO hot!  Well, first thing first…… Just as I was entering into Kam 2, I noticed a turtle swimming beneath  my board.  I followed it for a few minutes but the turtle didn’t seem to be surfacing.  I continued on to the boat ramp.   It was very nice down there but I got there early and already five people on stand up boards were there before me.  I waited around hoping for turtles ….. But I didn’t see a single one!  Two days of turtles and then poof…… No turtles!  Oh well,  it was still beautiful and I was happy to be out on the water.  Like I said……. the wind backed off on my way back and it got so hot!  I was imagining a cold water bottle right about then ….. as I was wiping major swear off my face. It was a good workout!  I was more than ready for a swim!  Swimming was great…. Nice conditions and fish fluttering about down at the reef.  There was still no wind and the day was getting hotter.  I finally had to leave!  I’m not complaining though……. It can be this way tomorrow too!

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Tuesday Sunset

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Turtle Day #2

Another gorgeous day of perfect conditions and twelve turtles!  It was a bit windy initially so I paddled north and a turtle popped up just as I went out.  I followed it for a few minutes and then turned around and headed to the boat ramp.  It was nice at the boat ramp!  The turtles kept popping up until I had counted eleven!  That’s more than yesterday!  None of them came as close as yesterday either but I wasn’t disappointed.  I paddled back in nice conditions and it got so glassy!  I didn’t want to go in.  I stayed out for almost an hour and a half though!  Swimming was equally as nice with excellent visibility.  I wonder if tomorrow will be this nice too?  I hope so!

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Perfect Paddling & Ten Turtles!!

It was such a gorgeous day following the storm!  After several days of mixed conditions due to a west swell and then a tropical storm from the south …. I was ready for a nice day.  Today delivered just such a day and I was treated to ten lovely turtles too!  Down at the Boat Ramp I shared the turtles with an outrigger canoe with six people snorkeling  off of it.  The canoe was from the Wailea Canoe Club.  One of the guys got chatty with me and he was just as delighted with the turtles as I was!  He kept saying “oh there’s a turtle behind you!”….. And he was right they were all around me!  His passengers got a real treat today!  It was so nice down there I didn’t want to leave.  I paddled back in perfect conditions and during my swim too.  There was a flurry of activity down at the reef with lots of fish….. even baby Puffer fish!  Despite the stormy weather….the water visibility is excellent!  I left the beach about noon and it was still perfect.  Just one of those rare days when the wind didn’t roar in and it just stayed perfect!  I want more of this please!

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Bye Bye Darby!!

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Saturday Sunset after Darby

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Here comes Darby!

So yesterday looked nice until a west swell kicked up and the lifeguards posted red flags for half the beach!  It was pushing south causing shore break down at the south end of Kam 1.  I decided to just free swim with no equipment.  The water felt great!  Today the swell seemed smaller but still some shore break intermittently.  I got prepared to go out on my board but then changed my mind and went swimming.  The visibility was really poor but the water felt great.  Apparently tropical storm Darby will also be passing by us tomorrow.  We might get rain but definitely wind and kicked up conditions.  Hopefully it won’t last long……image

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