Nice Day!

NIce day!

Nice day!

What a perfect day!  Not as exciting as the past two days, but still really nice.  The conditions were perfect for paddling and no wind was blowing.  I had just started paddling when  turtle popped up right in front of me!  I paddled north first, to look around for the dolphins, but I didn’t see any, so I headed south.  Paddling down to the boat ramp was very enjoyable because the water was so glassy and clear.  Only one snorkeler was at the boat ramp when I got there, and she came up by me and we chatted for a few minutes.  She wasn’t a tourist and she wasn’t chasing the turtles….so we both got to enjoy them!  I spotted my first turtle out farther, so I paddled out.  When I got to it, the one turtle ended up being two turtles and I got to sit right between them!  Then one of them disappeared and I visited with the other one for a few minutes.  Then I spotted another turtle in closer and paddled in.  It was the really little one I have been seeing lately and it hung around for a few minutes and then darted away.  The little ones are pretty quick!  Turtle #4 surfaced next to my board and then a boat came in right by us, and scared it away.  Then I spotted another turtle out a little farther and paddled to it.  That turtle turned into three turtles….and I was in the turtle triangle!  Altogether with the first turtle by Kam I, that was eight turtles for the day!  I couldn’t help thinking about the dolphins, so I headed north.  I paddled all the way down to Cove Park, but I didn’t see any sign of the dolphins so maybe they left the area.  It was exciting to have so many dolphins around for a few days, but getting that experience twice in two days time was amazing!  The conditions stayed very nice all the way through my swim making it hard to come in and it was nice when I left the beach too!

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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