What a Nice Day!!!

Nice day!

NIce day!

It was a very nice day on Maui today, despite getting down to the beach 30 minutes later than I had planned to and having to wait for a parking spot!  As soon as I got parked, I got out on the water as soon as I could.  A few minutes into paddling, a turtle surfaced right in front of me, but there was a Kona wind blowing, so I headed straight to the boat ramp, paddling against it.  By the time I arrived there, the wind backed off and it was gorgeous!  A guy on a rented stand up board was paddling farther back behind me and when he caught up to me, he stopped just a few yards from where I was sitting.  At the boat ramp, I paddled right into a turtle triangle as soon as I got there!  What were the chances of that happening?  Suddenly the guy on the rented board jumped into the water and was chasing the turtles!  I really get annoyed when people do that, so I paddled farther south. Two turtles surfaced, one on each side of me and we hung out for a few minutes.  One last turtle surfaced and swam right next to my board, and then I decided to start paddling back.  It was hot!  The wind definitely had backed off and it was hot paddling back today.  About the time I was getting ready to head in, the wind came up again and made it some extra effort to get in.  It was windy when I headed out to swim, but then suddenly it backed off again and was perfect and glassy!  The wind couldn’t decide what it was going to do, until about 11 a.m., when it blew in from the north and started blowing sand on the beach and all over people.  It’s a good thing it was time to leave!

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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