I’m Back!!!!!!

Nice day!

Nice day!

It always amazes me how even one friendly turtle can make my day!  After being gone for a week, I was more than ready to get back on my board.  Just as I was paddling out, the wind started to come up and it got a bit choppy.  I ran into a paddling friend on my way down to the boat ramp, so we paddled together.  We hung around at the boat ramp for a while just chatting and NO turtles!  The wind backed off and the water got really nice, but still no turtles.  My friend decided to paddle back and I stayed for a little while longer hoping the turtles would appear.  The boats started to come in at the boat ramp and there were still no turtles.  I decided to paddle back.  Just as I was passing Kam III, a turtle popped up in front of me!  I was really glad to see it!  I got down on my board and just watched the turtle swimming next to my board and checking me out.  Then it swam to the back of me and I slowly turned my board around.  I caught a glimpse of the tail on that turtle….and sure enough….it was “Lizard”!  The conditions stayed nice and as I was paddling in at Kam I, I looked down and saw a turtle swimming near the bottom.  The water is still very clear, but the turtle just stayed down there and didn’t surface.  I paddled in and then went for my swim.  The conditions were still perfect and I swam down by the reef to watch the fish.  It was such a nice day!  I hope tomorrow is too!

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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