Seventeen Turtles!!

some days I have to share my turtles!

some days I have to share my turtles!

Today “seemed” calmer than yesterday…….but no sooner did I get out paddling when a Kona wind began to blow just like yesterday.  I was out later than I had planned so I decided to paddle north towards Cove Park and Kalama Park.  It was easy paddling north with the wind at my back!  Just as I paddled outside of Cove Park, a big turtle surfaced.  Between Cove Park and Kalama Park, I counted sixteen turtles!  The turtles were popping up like little “Jack in the Boxes”!  Then one turtle surprised me by popping up right next to my board, blowing water at me and then diving down!  The water was very clear so I could see the turtles swimming underneath me too.  I was happy to have sixteen turtles there today….and so were a few snorkelers!  I paddled back against the wind and the wind never did back off.  It was a chore paddling against the wind, but I made it down to Kam II and then turned around.  I also saw a turtle while I was swimming and I tried to keep up with it however that turtle was moving really fast!  It left me in the dust in no time.  The day stayed windy but I could see the trade winds stirring up the white water out farther so I knew they would overtake the Kona wind a some point.  I decided to leave before that happened!  I wouldn’t be unhappy if it wasn’t windy tomorrow morning….so we’ll see!

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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