Happy Whale Day 2013!!

World Whale Day!

World Whale Day!

I got up early and took my car down to the beach because I knew the Whale Day Parade was going to close the street.  When I got down there, I was lucky to get the only parking spot left in the parking lot!  Then I walked home so I could come down a little later.  By the time I got back, we saw the tail end of the Parade and I was ready to go paddling!  There was already a slight wind blowing, but it was still really nice out on the ocean.  The skies were mostly sunny too which made it even  better.  I paddled down to the boat ramp.  Hardly anyone was out on the water and the beach was pretty empty since a lot of people were heading to the Whale Day celebration down the street.  I had the place to myself down at the boat ramp!  I immediately spotted two turtles floating on the surface, so I paddled over.  Then I saw a whale breech way out by Molokini!  It was too far out for me and I was keeping a close watch on the wind conditions, but it was great to see a whale breech anyway!   Then two more turtles popped up and then a third one and I was sitting in a turtle triangle!  The wind was threatening but I stayed around to enjoy eight turtles all to myself!  The wind started to really come up and the water got somewhat choppy so I headed back.  It was a workout c0ming back, but the current was pushing north so that helped me out.  The wind came in and out and by the time I swam, it was a bumpy swim.  The visibility of the water was very good and I did see quite a few fish, even a school of about thirty small silver and blue fish that blew right past me!  I could hear the music from the Whale Day celebration while I showered off and the sun shined while I dried off.  It was a really beautiful day, even with the wind!!

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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