Windy Day!!



Today started out windy and choppy.  I could see major white caps out on the horizon, so I didn’t know what the day would bring.  I really wanted to go paddling, though,  because tomorrow will be a travel day.  I paddled out and it sure was bumpy!  I wondered if I should take a chance on the wind and paddle down to the boat ramp.  I could see quite a few people paddling north, but I wanted to see my turtles one more time before I leave, so I paddled south.  I ran into a paddling friend just as I was entering the Kam II area, so I was able to wish her Happy Holidays!  Then on the boat ramp.  It was a bumpy ride but when I got down there the wind backed off a little bit.  There were two kayakers and two paddlers already there so I stayed farther north.  I only sat for a few minutes when two turtles surfaced one on each side of me!  Then a third turtle began popping up so I was surrounded!  One of the turtles was “Torpedo Head” too!  The wind started to kick up again and the water got bumpy but another turtle popped up to say hi!  Since the wind was so threatening I decided to head back, but just as I was passing Kam III, three turtles surfaced and I was again surrounded by a turtle triangle!  I stayed there with the turtles for a few minutes, but the wind was not backing down, so I continued paddling back.  A few minutes into Kam II, I saw another paddling friend.  She had paddled north and said the white caps were coming!  I wished her Happy Holidays and headed to Kam I.  The water was very bumpy, but so clear!  Just about the time I was ready to head out for my swim, the wind backed off and my swim was perfectly smooth!  The water has been so clear and the weather so nice that it will be hard to get on that plane tomorrow and go to uncertain weather.  Oh well, it’s just for a few days and then I’ll be back out on the water.  Maybe the whales will start coming in closer when I get back too.  I won’t be posting for a few days, so I wish Happy Holidays to everyone!!

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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