Spectacular Maui Day!!

spectacular day!

spectacular day!

Yesterday started out really, really nice.  I paddled down to the boat ramp in great conditions and got to visit with about fourteen turtles!  I even saw “Spot” yesterday and I haven’t seen my regulars for a while, so that was nice.  I was surrounded by several turtles twice and sat between quite a few turtles too.  A kayak with an older couple paddled over to where I was to see the turtles, and the woman started to tell me about some paddlers who were out by whales the other day and that the whales were breeching right by them……I let her tell “my” story and then I informed her I WAS one of those paddlers!  It was so funny.  The red pontoon snorkeling boat showed up too and I had a nice chat with the friendly crew, then I paddled back in still nice conditions.  By the time I went for my swim, the wind had kicked up and I had a rough water swim!  I didn’t care though!  Today started out much like yesterday, very nice and calm.  I ran into a friendly turtle just as I paddled out.  It stayed with me as I paddled slowly along,  just popping up here and there to look at me!  I recognized the turtle as one I’ve swam with before.  It was the one with the right flipper that looks like it got chewed mostly off by something because there is only about a quarter of it left.  I paddled with it down to the rocks and then it dove down and I continued on to the boat ramp.  It was a spectacular day out on the ocean, but the turtles were hiding somewhere.  I ran into a paddling friend and we hung out waiting for the turtles!  Finally she spotted one so we paddled over to it.  We waited and waited until we saw three more turtles.  It was a long wait for four turtles!  We paddled back and the conditions were still really nice. It was one of those days that made it hard to come in it was so nice!  I saw one last turtle as I paddled in, so that made six turtles for the day.  We saw some whales too, but they were out pretty far.  My swim was great too and the conditions stayed nice!  Everyone was commenting about how spectacular the day was.  I hope tomorrow is just as nice!!

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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