A Bakers Dozen!!!

Perfect morning for paddling!

This is how it looked this morning.  Clear, sunny skies and calm ocean, perfect for paddling!  The top of Haleakala was clear and I could see the island of Lani today.  There was a slight North wind blowing,  just enough to keep it cool.  Paddling down to the boat ramp was very enjoyable and when I got there, I was the only one there.  Initially I didn’t see any turtles, but the first one surprised me by surfacing  behind me!  It swam around me for a few minutes, and then turtle, after turtle popped up all around me.  I was in turtle heaven when I had counted 12 turtles in all!  It started to get windy and wasn’t backing off, so I decided to paddle back.  All of  sudden another big turtle popped up in front of me, so that made 13 in all!  I couldn’t help sticking around to experience the last turtle since it was so friendly, but I paid for it when the wind got even stronger and I ended up having to paddle against it all the way back from the boat ramp.  It took me forever to get back, and when I came in I noticed that I had a blister on my right thumb from paddling so much on my right side.  This blister will be sore for a while!  The “bakers dozen” of turtles was so worth it though.  And my swim?  It was a rough water swim today!

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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