Beautiful Day and Seven Turtles!

Friendly turtles!

Friendly turtles!

It was another beautiful Fall day on Maui.  It was not as calm as yesterday, but nice enough.  There seemed to be some wind threatening to come in but I ignored it and paddled down to the boat ramp.  I was the only person there so I had the turtles all to myself!  At first, I didn’t see any turtles so I waited.  Suddenly two turtles surfaced out from where I was sitting so I paddled out to them and cruised up to sit between them.  One of them dove down and swam away, but one of them hung around for a while.  Then another turtle surfaced next to me and I was again surrounded!  Then I spotted two more turtles farther south so I paddled down there.  It was one big turtle and one very small one…..just hanging on the surface!  I paddled up slowly so I wouldn’t startle the little one, but that didn’t help. The turtle panicked and dove down and disappeared.  The water got really glassy and nice and one more turtle popped up.  I decided to paddle back while the conditions were still nice and as I paddled away, one more turtle popped up in front of me!  I stopped and hung around with it for a few minutes and then paddled on.  There were some rolling swells to paddle over which was fun and the conditions stayed nice.  I had a nice swim and the conditions were still nice when I left.  I am looking forward to paddling again tomorrow!

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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