Spectacular Day!!!

Perfect day!

Perfect day!

Well you couldn’t have ordered a more “perfect” day if you wanted to because today was spectacular!  To think I almost didn’t go down to the beach because I was running really late!!  That would have been a real shame because even though it was already 9:30 a.m.. the conditions were spectacular!  Sunny skies, calm conditions, and not too hot either……just perfect in every way.  I paddled down to the boat ramp and half way down, I could see the red pontoon snorkel boat already sitting there, but I didn’t care….the day was so very perfect that nothing was going to bother me!  By the time I got to the boat ramp, the snorkelers were in full swing, but even with that, I managed to visit with four very friendly turtles!  The water was so calm and clear that I could see every bit of coral and could even see fish swimming around.  I stayed down there after the snorkel boat left,  just laying on my board enjoying the day.  I paddled back in still perfect conditions and about the time I got to the rocky point between Kam II and Kam I, I spotted some whale activity out farther.  The ocean was so calm and nice, so I paddled out towards the whales!  I could see one other paddler coming in from the north side and then I could tell that it was a “competition pod” and the whales were thrashing about and tail slapping!  It sounded like fireworks, it was so loud!!!!  I decided to stay well away from the whales, but the other paddler seemed to still be paddling towards the whales.  NOT a good idea to get very close to a competition pod!!!!!  Anyway, I watched from where I was until the thrashing stopped and then paddled in.  It was so nice out that it was hard to come in!  I knew if the conditions held up I was in for a great swim, and that’s exactly what happened!  Swimming was glorious and the reef was so clear.  I watched the fish for quite a while and there is a fairly large purple and spotted fish that usually likes to stay hidden in the rocks and coral, but even that one was out today!  I also saw several baby Puffer fish too.  Swimming back was a joy, but it was so nice I didn’t want to stop!  I stayed at the beach for a while afterwards and it was still as nice when I left.  It was just a spectacular day!!!!

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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