Beautiful Day!!

where are the turtles?

where are the turtles?

Okay….so it was another beautiful day with a mostly calm ocean, but there was not a turtle to be found today!  That’s right, I headed north as there was a breeze blowing from the north, and hung out at Kalama Park for a while, but no turtles.  Those who were surfing were enjoying a few little waves, but there were no turtles anywhere!  Then I turned and headed south.  Just about that time the wind shifted and was blowing now from the south.  It was still nice, though, so I paddled down to Kam III and then stopped short of continuing down to the boat ramp.  The turtles must still be hiding somewhere!  I paddled back and it was still pretty nice and it stayed that way throughout my swim too.  The water visibility was not that great, though, so I didn’t stay long at the reef!  I’m just a bit edgy about the water visibility after the shark attack on that tourist.  I did read that her injuries were to her hands, neck, chin, and some bruising to her abdomen……which does make me think that the shark was confused and not seeing very well.  Most shark attacks are from behind and injuries are usually legs, arms, thighs because sharks usually come up behind their prey using the element of surprise in their attack.  Having this happen from the front is really unusual……unless the shark was not seeing well in the water and mistook the front for the back!  I guess it doesn’t really matter which way it happened, does it?  Oh well, I hope I see turtles tomorrow, I am really missing them!

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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