Windy and Then Perfect!!!

Love those turtles!

Love those turtles!

We had some stormy conditions the last couple of days and we even got some much needed rain!  I did miss paddling, but today was sunny so I was going paddling.  When I got down to the beach, the wind had started to blow from the north and by the time I got out paddling, the wind was blowing pretty good.  I went out anyway!  I figured that I would at least get out in the water.  I decided to paddle into the wind, so I headed north.  I really wanted to go down to the boat ramp, but I was concerned about the wind.  On my way north, I ran into a paddling friend.  She had just come from Kalama Park and said she’d been following Manta Rays!  We both headed north, but it was still windy.  The visibility in the water was good and I saw the same school of yellow fish as last Saturday!  I also saw some Unicorn fish mixed in the group!  We paddled just outside of Kalama Park and soon a couple of turtles surfaced.  It was slow going, but finally the turtles started to pop up!  By the time I had counted a dozen turtles, things started really happening.  Suddenly, there was a turtle line of three turtles; I sat between two sets of two turtles; and at one point six turtles surfaced and we were surrounded!  I’m sure there were at least eighteen turtles for the day and maybe more, I’m really not sure.  My friend had to leave and the wind had backed off nicely, so I kicked back on my board and just floated, listening to little turtle splashes!  It was so peaceful! The conditions stayed nice on my way back to Kam I and all the way through my swim.  I am so glad I went out today!  I hope it’s nice tomorrow too…..

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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