Finally a Lovely Day!!

I love turtles!

I love turtles!

After the weekend ended up being voggy, overcast, windy, and choppy……and yesterday seemingly better, but then it got choppy and there was a swell coming in…..I was ready for a really nice day for paddling and I got just what I wanted today!  It couldn’t have been more perfect…….except for the VOG that remained.  I got out by 8:30 a.m. and paddled directly down to the boat ramp.  I really hoped to see some turtles today and they did not disappoint me!  The first turtle surfaced out farther, so I paddled out.  Then I looked over to my left and another turtle had surfaced and I was sitting in between them!  It was so nice at the boat ramp and I was able to lay back on my board and just enjoy the turtles swimming around.  One of the turtles I saw today was “Spot”!  I hadn’t seen that particular turtle for a while.  By the time I had counted ten turtles, I was feeling pretty good about the day……and then suddenly three more turtles popped up about the same time and that made thirteen for the day!  The conditions were still nice so I decided to paddle back.  Just as I was paddling past Kam III, another turtle surfaced in front of me and so I stopped to visit with it for a few minutes.  Now my turtle count was fourteen!  The conditions stayed nice all the way back and all through my swim and the visibility was so much better today.  I really needed a nice day and I really needed my turtles to cheer me up!  I knew I could count on them too….I love those turtles!

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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