Perfect Day for a Birthday!!

Made to order!

Made to order!

It was just the day I ordered for my birthday!!!!  Calm ocean and not too windy,  just enough to keep me cool.  The top of Haleakala was adorned with fluffy white clouds but other than that, it was a sunny day!  I paddled down to the boat ramp and I noticed some paddlers gathering out farther.  Then a couple of boats joined them… I knew there must be some whales out there!  I only briefly saw a couple of turtles, so I headed out.  There were a lot of people out there!  I could only see two whales, but there might have been more.  I love it when I can see them surface and spout, and I can hear them too!  I hung out there for a while but nothing very exciting was happening so I paddled in.  I sat for a few minutes at the ramp and didn’t see any more turtles, so I headed back in the same perfect conditions.  Just as I was passing from Kam I to Kam II, a big turtle surfaced and hung out with me for a little while.  Then I paddled past Kam I and then back.  I was looking forward to my swim!  The conditions stayed nice all the way through my swim too.  Down at the reef, I ran into a couple of snorkelers.  One of them was swimming right at me….so I held out my hand and pushed her away!  I think I scared her but she was not watching where she was going.  The day continued to be a nice one, but any day is a good day when you can hang out with turtles and watch whales!!!  I’m just glad it happened to be my birthday too!

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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4 Responses to Perfect Day for a Birthday!!

  1. mauimare says:

    Happy Birthday Mary. sounds like it was a delight

  2. Happy Belated Birthday, Mary. Wow, you got to go to Mama’s, lucky girl, I love that place!

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