Great Turtle Send-Off!!!!

oodles of turtles!

oodles of turtles!

The day started out windy.  The wind was already blowing from the north, but since it was my last day to paddle for three weeks, I went out anyway.  I decided to go straight to the boat ramp to see if there were any turtles around.  The wind had the ocean bumpy…..but at least it was at my back!  Just about the time I arrived at the boat ramp, the wind died out completely and it got nice and glassy.  I think the wind had scared a few paddlers away, so when I got down there, I was all alone.  I was thinking about the wind, though, so I wasn’t sure how long I would wait for turtles.  Luckily, I didn’t have to wait, because right away two turtles surfaced and I paddled in between them!  Then a third turtle surfaced and a fourth one….. so I looked around and I was surrounded….boom, boom, boom!  I couldn’t believe it happened so fast!  But the rest of the turtles didn’t disappoint either, and by the time I had counted twenty-five turtles for the day……I knew my day had been made!  So many friendly turtles and when I started to leave, the turtle I nicknamed “torpedo head”, popped up three times as it swam around me!  What a great send off!  The conditions stayed nice all the way back and all the way through my swim.  I enjoyed the fish down at the reef and swam back in the nicest warm water!  The wind only came up a bit from the south about the time I had to leave, so what a nice day it ended up being!  I’m going to miss my turtles, but I will be blogging from Cabo for the next couple of weeks.  I wonder if stand up paddling has caught on in Cabo yet???  We’ll see!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-three 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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