Lovely Day and 18 Turtles!!

lovely day!

lovely day!

Despite there being some cane smoke in the air, the day was quite lovely.  I paddled south to get away from the smoke and I hoped there would be some wind to blow it all away before I paddled back.  The ocean water was not very clear because there was a bit of a swell coming in and it was not very clear at the boat ramp either.  Even though I was the only one at the boat ramp……the first few turtles I spotted were spooking easily and were not very friendly.  This is quite unusual so I was wondering if it might be due to the water not being clear?  They did seem on edge and not as friendly today as they usually are.  My last six turtles were friendly though, and I sat between a couple of sets of two turtles and even ended up in the middle of a turtle triangle!  I was surprised that I counted sixteen turtles, plus one I saw swimming under me while paddling past Kam II.  Even the really little one was out and about and also the turtle with the big head that shoots it out of the water and then goes under!  He played tricks with me all morning……popping up in front of me and going down, then popping up next to me and then going down, and so on!  On the way back, I ran into a paddling friend and we reminisced about our Sunday dolphin experience…..Sunday was quite a day!  Then I spotted one more turtle hanging around Kam I before I paddled in.  My swim was nice too and although the white caps were out there, the wind had still not come in by the time I left the beach.  It was a lovely day!

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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