Whales and Turtles!!

Whales!!!!!

Whales!!!!!

It was a beautiful day on Maui today but a swell came during the night, causing some shore break.  I watched it for a while, and then decided to get out there because I saw a couple of whales from the beach!  Just before I went out, the baby whale breeched and that settled it!    I ran into a paddling friend on the way out and we paddled out towards the whales together.  I went out farther than she did, and there were already quite a few paddlers out by the whales.  One of the lifeguards at Kam II started making announcements about staying away from the whales, but I got to a spot where I had a good view of the mother and calf!  They were staying around the same area so I think the mother was nursing the calf.  It’s always so amazing to be out on the ocean and watch whales from such a great vantage point!  My friend started paddling towards the boat ramp and since nothing was happening with the whales, I started to turn around.  Just then, two turtles surfaced, one on each side of me!  There I sat with a turtle floating on each side of me, and watching two whales….it doesn’t get much better than that!!!!!! 🙂 When the turtles disappeared I joined my friend and headed down to the boat ramp. Despite the swell, the ocean was nice a glassy out where we were.  We got almost to the end of Kam III and decided to turn around.  I kept thinking about how it might be when I paddled in with the shore break, so I headed in watching the swells roll in.  I got lucky and hit a lull and got in without any problem.  The wind hadn’t come up yet, so I went out for my swim.  There was no visibility at all because of the swell and after a while, I got tired of not being able to see anything!  I came in and took a shower.  By then, the wind started to kick up and clouds started to come in too, so I went home.  I hope this swell doesn’t last very long because I long for more perfect days like the other day!!  I ‘m so spoiled……

 

 

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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