Another Perfect Day!!

my buddies!

my buddies!

Well it was another perfect day for paddling today and to think I almost didn’t go out!  I got up late and didn’t get into the water until almost 9:30 a.m. but it was perfect!  Even better conditions than yesterday with hardly a cloud in the sky and calm.  I paddled down to the boat ramp and waited.  Pretty soon two turtles surfaced so I cruised up between them.  Then I spotted another turtle farther south.  Then two more turtles surfaced and I cruised up and sat in between them too!   The last two turtles seemed to be hanging out together and they hung out with me for quite a while.  The turtles dove under my board and surfaced on my right, then they dove under and surfaced one on each side of me!  During our time together, they dove under me and surfaced behind me and in front of me too!  It was so funny!  I expected to encounter the boats coming, but no boats came in while I was there so maybe everyone was going to Super Bowl Sunday parties.  It was strange not seeing any boats coming in at the ramp but I sure was glad!  I paddled back and ran into a paddling friend.  We chatted for a while and then paddled north together, near the Whale Song buoy.  I saw the lifeguards helping set it up a few weeks ago, apparently you can go online and hear the whales!  Then the wind started to come up so I paddled in and she paddled back to Kam II.  A turtle popped up as I was coming in so that made six turtles for the day!  By the time I went out for my swim, the wind was blowing and it was a rough water swim but I didn’t mind.  At least I could see the bottom today which hasn’t been the case for quite a few days.  I hope tomorrow is another nice day!!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-three 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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