A Praying Mantis for Easter!

Just a glorious day for paddling on Easter morning!  While others may have been at Easter Services or Easter brunch, it seemed that I had the whole ocean to myself.  It was totally calm and glassy and the water is clearing up nicely.  Down by the boat ramp, the water was crystal clear and I enjoyed looking at the rocks and coral.  Suddenly I realized that one of those rocks was a turtle!  I watched as it vigorously chomped at something on one of the rocks, it must have been a pretty tasty treat!  After doing some meditating in the quiet zone, I headed back.  What a great day to be out on the ocean! Then, while I was getting ready to wash down my board, I was chatting with a paddling friend, and she told me to look out.  On my board was a BIG praying mantis!  It had crawled out from a near by bush onto my board and it was busy investigating my board by climbing all over  the leash.  It was so funny to encounter a praying mantis for Easter!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-four years. I have been stand up paddling for over five years. I am married to Bob; have three grown children, five grandchildren,( two grandsons and three grand daughters.) I live in Kihei, on the South shore of Maui, right up the street from Kamaole Beach Park I. I paddle from Kam I almost every morning. I love living the island life and I love sharing my paddling adventures! Come join me! Maui No Ka Oi!
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2 Responses to A Praying Mantis for Easter!

  1. eli says:

    that bugger was posing for you, acting like it was riding the waves, swaying to the left and right. when it tested out your leash i almost fell to the sand laughing…wheres a camera when ya need it!

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