All Work…..No Play Today!!

Beautiful, but windy!

Beautiful, but windy!

It was  a windy day from the start,  but I wanted to go out paddling anyway.  I guess you could say that I knew what I was getting myself into……going out in the wind….so I cinched up the strap on my hat before I went out!  The day was beautiful with mostly sunny skies in Kihei, while the west side, central, and north side of the island looked stormy.  I paddled towards the boat ramp in bumpy conditions and was hoping that the wind would back off like yesterday, but the wind continued to blow.  By the time I spotted my first turtle and was half way past Kam III, the wind got stronger so I turned around!  I really didn’t want to get stuck that far down.  I got belted mercilessly by the wind all the way back!  The white caps were drenching me and I looked at Kam II and wondered if I was going to have to bail out there, but I just kept paddling.  The wind was pushing hard against me, pushing me towards the rocky point, so I had to paddle harder to get farther away from the shore.  I finally made it past the rocky point and knew I would make it home!  I paddled in on my butt too, but I didn’t care, at least I got in.  It was all work and no play today, but some days are like that.  By the time I went for my swim, the wind backed off some and it was very enjoyable!  I saw another school of fish today with about 15 of them swimming underneath me and there were plenty fish down at the reef to enjoy too.  The wind came up again on my way back, so I got an extra workout then as well!  The wind has been so unpredictable lately.  I sure hope it gets back to normal patterns soon!!

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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