Windy!!!!!!

nice sunset!

nice sunset!

This was last nights sunset!  It was really nice.  Today I got a later start than I had wanted to and didn’t get out into the water until 8:45 a.m.  Just as I was about to hop onto my board, a turtle popped up!  It was on the move, though, so I paddled on.  It was nice paddling down to the boat ramp but when I got there a few other people were already there.  Three people were snorkeling off of their stand up boards, and there was also a kayak there.  I spotted a turtle down by the boat lane so I paddled over.  It didn’t end up staying long so I paddled farther north and just sat waiting for the turtles.  Only three more turtles surfaced and then suddenly the wind came up and turned the ocean surface into ripples!  I realized that it might get very windy, so I paddled back.  The wind intensified and I paddled against it until I reached Kam I, and then it backed off.  I paddled past the boats and then turned in towards shore.  Thankfully the wind stayed out during my swim and I had a school of blue fish pass me from behind!  I counted about thirty fish and they zipped by me and kept going.  Down at the reef, I saw two scuba divers milling around near the bottom, and they had the fish spooked!   Swimming back was nice, but soon after I came in,  the wind did too and this time it came in with a fury!  As soon as the wind started blowing the sand it was time to leave.  I hope it isn’t windy tomorrow morning!!

 

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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