It was a spectacularly beautiful day on Maui today! The air was clear of the VOG, thanks to the recent rain and wind, and the island of Lanai was even visible today. The mountain was clear as well. The wind started to blow and the ocean was rolling, but I went out anyway. There were not many paddlers or kayakers out today either, so I was on my guard. It was work paddling down to the boat ramp, but I have to admit, it was fun paddling on the rollers! Due to the recent storm activity, the water has no visibility, not even at the boat ramp where it is almost always clear. I got down to the boat ramp and there wasn’t a single turtle to be found. Of course that always makes me wary when the turtles aren’t even hanging out! I only stayed for a few minutes and then headed back to Kam I. It was work paddling back too and the ocean was just NOT very friendly this morning! When it is like that, I am on alert and there is no down time hanging out anywhere. I was glad to be out, though, and the day was so beautiful! I had to time my way in since there was a slight swell that was tossing some people, but I made it in okay. I knew the water visibility was nonexistent…but I wanted to swim! I couldn’t see anything, and by the time I got down to my usual turn around spot, I swam right back. The water always feels so good though! Hopefully tomorrow the conditions will improve!