Twelve Turtles!!

Sixteen turtles!

Twelve turtles!

Today the wind was definitely blowing from the south.  I watched for a little while and it didn’t seem like it was going to let up anytime soon either, so I accepted the workout ahead of me and paddled out!  I paddled into the wind and hoped it might back off while I was paddling, but that didn’t happen today.  It was work paddling south and it took me so much longer to get to the boat ramp too!  I ran into my first turtle of the day just as I paddled out at Kam I and the second one just as I paddled past Kam III.  Then as I was heading into the boat ramp area, I saw the red pontoon snorkel boat zipping in too, so I just accepted that I would have company today!  The boat had quite a few snorkelers too, but I worked around them and ended up with ten turtles anyway.  That was twelve turtles for today!  The wind was kind enough to back off as well so the conditions got very nice.  I think I stayed out over an hour and a half!  It was so nice paddling back too.  The conditions held out during my swim, but the visibility was not as good as yesterday.  Despite the lack of good visibility I did see the Unicorn fish that has been hanging around at the reef!  The wind had just started to change direction and turn into trade winds when I was going to leave.  I wouldn’t be unhappy if the ocean was calm and glassy tomorrow!!  Let’s hope…..

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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