Windy Day!

Looking towards the West Maui mountains

Looking towards the West Maui mountains

Well,  it looked like it was going to be calm….but when I arrived at the beach, it was already getting windy.  Not only that, but when I entered the driveway at Kam I, the only available parking spot had a guy standing in it….”saving” it for someone to park in!  UH OH….he didn’t know who he was dealing with!  I opened my window and told him to move and he told me he was saving it for someone.  I told him, “You can’t do that!”…which he replied, “why not?”  I pulled up right to his body and yelled out my window, because you are not a car!  He moved out of the way and I parked and proceeded to get my beach stuff out of my car.  Then a guy with a Summer Pals t’shirt comes up to me and starts telling me that they can save parking spots, to which I said, “No you can’t”.  Then I walked towards him and asked, “Which Pals group is this?”  He told me Pukalani and then rattled off his name so I couldn’t understand it!  Oh, they are so going to hear from me at the Summer Pals office, oh yes they are.  So not such a good start to my day, and the wind was already starting to blow from the north, but  I went out anyway.  After all that hassle, I guess I had to!  Anyway, it was windy,  so I paddled north against the wind to Kalama Park and turned south.  Then the wind backed off while I was paddling south, so I kept paddling.  When I got into Kam III…..the wind kicked up in a frenzy…..and since I was not interested in getting caught in the wind, I decided to forgo the boat ramp today.  Luckily, one turtle popped up in the choppy water, right next to me….but that was it.  I paddled back in windy conditions, and by then, overcast skies too.  It even  looked like it was raining in the direction of Makena.  I made it back in, and by the time I went swimming, the wind backed off again, and I had a really nice swim!  Some days are just like that, even in paradise!

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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