Turtles, Turtles, Everywhere!!

turtles, turtles, everywhere!

turtles, turtles, everywhere!

It was another nice day on Maui today,  just like yesterday, except the sky was overcast and a Kona wind was blowing.  The wind made the ocean surface a bit kicked up, but it was also glassy, if you can believe it!  The glassy “chop” was creating some interesting colors on the water of blue and gray shimmer.  It was kind of trippy!  Just as I was getting out there, a turtle popped up right in front of me and it was on the move, so I paddled after it until it disappeared.  Paddling down to the boat ramp was very enjoyable.  The overcast made it so much cooler too.  There were quite a few paddlers out today and some of them were paddling in the same direction as I was, so I was hoping they were going to keep going and not stop at the boat ramp.  As I paddled into the boat ramp area, I could see two turtles up ahead!  I paddled towards them, and as I got closer, it was three turtles…..and then four turtles, so I paddled right up into the middle of the four turtles!  Then a fifth turtle surfaced too, so that was five turtles within a few minutes.  At one point, I was happily sitting between two turtles and another turtle popped up right next to my board and startled me!  There were so many turtles everywhere I looked and some of them came up right next to me!  Before I knew it, I had counted eighteen turtles at the boat ramp, then on my way back, I ran into a turtle at Kam III!  Altogether, that was twenty turtles for today.  The conditions stayed nice and the sun came out a little more, so my swim was very enjoyable too.  Unfortunately, the prediction is that the VOG will be returning with the Kona winds, until the trade winds return to blow it all away.  I hope it doesn’t last very long!  I look forward to another perfect day of paddling 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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