Sixteen Turtles!!

my buddies!

my buddies!

It was a pretty perfect day for paddling….although not as perfect as yesterday.  The skies were somewhat overcast which made it cooler but harder to see anything in the water.  I got a late start so I paddled directly down to the boat ramp.  I was the only one there and a turtle was waiting for me when I arrived!  Then another turtle surfaced near me and when it swam by me, I could see that it was Lizard!  Two more turtles popped up and one of them was really small, and the larger one had a bump on his shell near his head.  It wasn’t a tumor, but more of an irregularity of its shell.  The same turtle visited three more times, so I  named it “Bumpy”!  There was a lull with no turtles and then they started to come up again.  One of them I could tell was “Torpedo Head” because it shot its head out of the water a few times around me and then disappeared.  I sat between turtles and got surrounded by four turtles at one point!  Before I knew it, I had counted sixteen turtles for the day and headed back.  The sun was trying to come out and it finally did by the time I went for my swim.  The water felt so nice!  No whales today, but I kept an eye for them anyway.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring??

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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