Eighteen Turtles!!!

Nice day!

Nice Day!

It was another picture perfect day on Maui today.  Nice conditions on the ocean with just a breeze blowing from the north.  I paddled down to Charley Young Beach and ran into a paddling friend who wanted to hear about my whale adventure yesterday.  We chatted for a few minutes and then we paddled down to the boat ramp.  She spotted a really small turtle just outside Kam III.  It looked like a very young turtle since it’s shell was no more than twelve inches long.  All I could think of was shark size “pupu”….but I hope not!  We paddled into the boat ramp area and we didn’t see any turtles at first.  Then my friend spotted a turtle so we both paddled over to it.  Suddenly five more turtles surfaced and we were surrounded!  Six turtles all at once, then one by one they disappeared.  One more turtle surfaced out farther, but it didn’t stick around.  Another paddling friend was coming from the direction of Keawakapu Beach, and joined us at the boat ramp.  One by one, ten more turtles popped up and some of them were so friendly!  One of my friends had brought a camera and she was trying to get some photos while we hung out with the turtles.  The conditions stayed very nice all the way back and I managed to get my swim in too.  It was a picture perfect day until the wind roared in and the ocean became a sea of white caps!  When the sand started to blow, that was my cue to go home.  Tomorrow is another day, so who knows what adventure might happen tomorrow?  Everyday is an adventure on Maui!

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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