I’m sorry I have been MIA lately….but I am recovering from some surgery and will likely be out of the water for a little while.  I will still try to do some posting, but it might not be as exciting as paddling!  Of course it won’t be,  but I posted this photo that my paddling friend took of the dolphins on one of those magical days.  Last evening I saw the most interesting documentary on the Discovery channel while I was resting on the couch, called “Mermaids”, and I found myself becoming very emotional.  Apparently there was a sea creature that washed up on a beach in Washington and two young boys discovered it.  The government tried to talk the boys out of what they say they saw, which was a human like creature with fins.  One of the boys had a phone and got some footage which he did not tell the government guys he had.  It is haunting footage to be sure!  Anyway, the scientists had a decomposed body of some kind of sea creature and they took it a part and tested the parts and put together a figure of what the sea creature probably looked like.  The scientists didn’t want to admit it, but they finally all agreed that it was a mermaid creature and they were astonished!  They did a lot of digging of information and personal accounts of fishermen telling stories of seeing human like creatures with fish tails.  They looked at all of it, and along with underwater sounds that were not whales or dolphins……yet they communicated with the whales and dolphins through sound….and what they found was astonishing!  Most of the scientists left NOAA because all of their files and research was confiscated in the middle of the night and all of them knew what they had found.  You really must watch that program because it was amazing!  At the end they showed a group of fisherman with nets, and the dolphins would steer the fish into the shallow water and allow themselves to be caught in the net, while the fishermen pulled in the catch.  They trusted the fishermen that they would release them, which they did, and then waited patiently for the fishermen to share the catch with them, which they did!  It was amazing to watch these beautiful, intelligent sea creatures working together with humans for a common goal and trusting the humans!  The scientists believe that the mermaids travel with migratory whales for safety and hunt with dolphins.   I know my personal experiences with the dolphins has been amazing and I was amazed with the concept of mermaids being real!  Some of the program was about the Navy sonar and how it is harming whales, dolphins, and mermaids (since this is what the scientists believe has caused some of them to wash up on beaches).  Now I am really against the Navy using sonar!  If you get a chance, be sure to watch this program, you will be as amazed as I was…..and maybe even shed a tear as I did.  Until next time….

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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One Response to Mermaids

  1. I knew it, Ariel does exist!

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