Turtle Town!!

I love turtles!

I love turtles!

I could not have ordered a more perfect day for paddling!  No wind today and calm conditions were the order of the day.  I paddled down to the boat ramp and up popped my first turtle and it was “Bumpy”!  It is such a friendly turtle!  Bumpy swam next to me and then dove under my  board and came up on the other side of me.  Then a paddling friend showed up and we had quite a day of turtles.  There were so many of them!  At one point I looked over at my friend and saw that five turtles had surfaced all around her…… so I paddled over and cruised up next to her and we were surrounded!  Then the same thing happened again!  I asked her if she thought it could be the same group of turtles, but who knows!  There were big turtles and little turtles and the water was so clear we could see them swimming under the water by us.  The conditions stayed so nice and on the way paddling back, two more turtles surfaced outside of Kam II.  We ended up following one of them all the way to Kam I, where two more turtles popped up too!  It was so nice that it was hard to come in from paddling, but I wanted to swim before any wind came up.  A few minutes into my swim, a turtle appeared and it was swimming north, so I turned around and swam with it.  The turtle was swimming fast and it “out swam” me!  I guess it wasn’t interested in any company today.  Down at the reef the fish were plentiful and I even saw several Rainbow fish!  The ocean stayed calm for my entire swim.  It was just a perfect day at the beach and out on the water!!

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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