Pushy Turtle!!

Super Sunday!

Super Sunday!

Well, it’s been really perfect lately, what can I say?  Such a beautiful Sunday morning out on the water!  There was just a breeze blowing from the south and it never let up, but that didn’t stop me.  I paddled into the breeze and down to the boat ramp  but when I got there, a six-person outrigger canoe was there and everyone from the canoe was in the water snorkeling!  The water was a bit choppy, but not too bad.  The first turtle surfaced….. and then the second and third…before I knew it I had counted six turtles!  I sat between turtle #6 and 7 for a few minutes,  then one of the turtles dove down, while the other big one (that had no tail…)  drifted towards my board.  It was so funny, bumping up against me with its shell!  Then suddenly it’s front, left flipper was on my board!  Well I just had to rub its shell when that happened…..then it swam back behind me and disappeared.  It wasn’t long before turtle #8 and 9 appeared and I got to sit between them too!  I was getting ready to paddle back when turtle #10 popped up over near the canoe. That was ten turtles for today!  The wind was still blowing from the south, so it pushed me along on my way back.  Just as I was about to go for my swim, the wind backed off momentarily and most of my swim was very smooth.  The water was very clear today and I saw lots of fish.  I saw a Trumpet fish that was so big and fat, that at first I thought it was an eel!  Other people saw turtles out in front of Kam I, but it wasn’t my day for that.  I was happy with my ten turtles from the boat ramp!  What a beautiful Sunday at the beach!!

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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