Three Manta Rays and Five Turtles!!

I was hoping for another gorgeous day like yesterday……but this morning ended up windy and bumpy.  The VOG is still with us and although the wind was blowing from the north which would usually blow it all out to sea, the wind was changing back and forth from north to south and that just made the VOG worse!  I think the VOG is giving me a headache!  Hopefully it will blow out soon.  I paddled down to the boat ramp and as I was passing Kam II, I thought I saw my first turtle for the day, but as I got closer I could see it was a Manta Ray!  I paddled up near it and then I saw a second Manta Ray just beneath the other one.  I followed them around a while and then a third Manta Ray swam over and I was surrounded by Manta Rays!  I tried to point them out to a couple of tourists on rented stand up boards, but they weren’t quick enough.  Then I paddled on to the boat ramp.  Down at the boat ramp it was choppy and the wind wasn’t backing off at all, but I did see five turtles!  Three manta rays and five turtles for today!  Paddling back was a chore with the wind, but it never got crazy windy, just enough to make it a bumpy ride.  It stayed windy through my swim too,  but I got a good work out and the visibility in the water is still very good.  I guess we can’t get perfect days every day, but I’m not complaining!!

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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