Mellow Day!

Yesterday I stayed out of the sun since I was out on my board on Tuesday,  twice as long as I usually am chasing the Manta Rays.  I heard it was a perfect day at the beach, so that figures!  Today I got up early and was in the water around 8 a.m. and the wind was already blowing from the north.  I paddled into the wind down to Cove Park, and then turned south.  The wind gave me a nice push all the way down to the boat ramp!  When I arrived, the wind backed off and it was perfect.  There was also one person there in a one-man canoe; two kayakers; and five stand up paddlers were also there!  It was more crowded than I like so I have to re think the earlier hour now.  I sat on my board taking in the scenery for about 30 minutes, and NO turtles appeared! Not a one!  Once in a while that happens, and I wonder if it was because so many people were there.  Anyway, I think I will shoot for 8:30 a.m. tomorrow!  The wind stayed out while I paddled back until half way past Kam II, and then it came in from the south this time.  It was a nice little push all the way home!  I paddled out where we had seen all the Manta Rays the other day, but I didn’t spot a single one.  My swim was the most interesting today.  The ocean is so clear right now that I saw purple coral growing on an old pier stump from WWII… and a “Humuhumu” fish and a baby puffer fish hanging around it.  I had never seen that post before today.  The reef and rocks were teaming with various tropical fish down at the point and I enjoyed that too!  The wind stayed Kona while I was at the beach, and I was home by 11:30 a.m.  I missed the turtles today, but it was a gorgeous day anyway!

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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