Back In The Water!!

Gloomy day!

Gloomy day!

It was great to get back out on the water today but by the time I went out…..it was windy and a bit choppy.  Just 45 minutes earlier my husband came back and told me it was glassy, that’s how quickly things can change!  A paddling friend told me that an hour earlier, he was out watching a mother whale and her calf!  So I missed the whales and now the ocean was kicked up…great.  Well I paddled down to the boat ramp anyway and the wind didn’t let up, but as I was passing Kam III, I looked down and saw a turtle swimming right by me!  Then a small school of Unicorn fish swam right by me too!  So the day was looking up and another turtle popped up in front of me as I was heading into the boat ramp area!  The wind was not letting up however and the sky was mostly covered in overcast making the day look dark.  I stayed a short time at the boat ramp because of the wind, but as I was paddling back past Kam III, another turtle surfaced and I stopped to watch it.  Then, I noticed some strange white water splashing out farther and realized it was a small pod of dolphins!  Now the day was looking even better!  I paddled out to them quickly.  A few other paddlers were watching me and decided to try to paddle out too, but I was the only one who got there in time to see them.  Then the pod headed out to sea, so I continued to paddle back against the wind.  As I passed Kam II, another turtle popped up!  The wind never let up while I was paddling and the sun tried hard, but never quite made it out.  By the time I went swimming, the wind backed off and my swim was nice.  The sun even came out on my way back!  It didn’t last though, and the overcast was stronger than the sun so I went home because it was too cold!!!!  I’m not kidding either!  I hope its warmer tomorrow and I don’t say that very often……

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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