Perfect Day!!

Friendly turtles!

Friendly turtles!

After the last few days of neck pain……I finally felt better this morning, so  I went to the beach.  The conditions could not have been more perfect!  I ran into a couple of paddling friends I hadn’t seen for a while and then I thought about staying close to home just in case the wind came in, but once I got out there paddling……nothing was going to keep me from paddling down to the boat ramp!  It was too perfect!  It was clear at the top of Haleakala,  the island of Kahoolawe was in full view and no wind was blowing!  Just as I paddled into Kam III, a turtle surprised me by popping up right next to me!  Down at the boat ramp, I was the only person there and the turtles did not disappoint.  As soon as I saw the first turtle, I paddled right over, but to my surprise there were three turtles and I was in the middle of a turtle triangle!  Then, pop, pop, pop, pop……and four more turtles joined in and I was surrounded by seven turtles!  Then four of the turtles made a line and two more turtles surfaced!  I was in turtle heaven….just me and the turtles!  Then out farther I spotted one more turtle and in closer there was another one, so that made eleven turtles for the day!  It was still so perfect, but I decided to paddle back.  The good conditions held out for my swim too, and down at the reef I saw Yellow Tangs, a couple of baby Puffer Fish, and a Moorish Idol fish!  It was a great day to be out in the water!!

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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2 Responses to Perfect Day!!

  1. Well obvioiusly the turtles had missed you, glad your neck is feeling better!

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