Beautiful Day and Nineteen Turtles!!

Beautiful day!

Beautiful day!

Early in the week it did get stormy, then there were rough conditions and yesterday the VOG was so thick that the day seemed dark all day.  I couldn’t even see the mountain!  I really hoped that today would be different and it was!  When I got up, I looked out the door and most of the VOG had blown away and the sun was starting to come out.  I was ecstatic!  The conditions at the beach were nice and calm too so I couldn’t wait to get out there.  I paddled down to the boat ramp and just as I was entering the area, a turtle popped up right in front of me!  Then a second turtle popped up beyond the first turtle!  Then two turtles surfaced near me and I cruised up and sat between them.  I spotted a turtle farther north so I paddled over.  It was a very friendly turtle and it hung out with me for quite a while so I called it my buddy for the day!  After the five turtles, a lull set in and I didn’t see any other turtles but I stayed down there anyway.  Just as I was thinking about paddling back, more turtles started to surface!  First there were three in a row……. then two disappeared and one remained. Then another turtle popped up and I was in the middle again!  I had plenty of turtles so by the time I counted nineteen…… I decided to paddle back.  It ended up being a great turtle day!  The conditions stayed nice all the way back so I decided to paddle down to Charley Young Beach.  It was so nice out on the water that I hated coming in!  My swim was nice too, although the visibility is still kicked up, but I enjoyed it anyway.  The only thing I didn’t do was go hang at the reef today, but I don’t like to do that when the water isn’t clear…… no point in tempting fate!  I know the sharks live out there!  Anyway, I hope tomorrow is as nice as today and just maybe the water will clear up!

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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