Sixteen Lovely Turtles!!

Turtles!

Turtles!

What a beautiful Maui morning!  There sure is a feel of Fall in the air……subtle, but it’s definitely there.  I was a bit concerned because the wind had come up and it was blowing from the south, but I headed down to the boat ramp anyway. The wind blew until I reached the boat ramp and then it totally backed off and it got perfect!  It was so nice down there and I immediately had three turtles surface in a turtle triangle!  There were turtles of all sizes today and I saw “Bumpy” and “Lizard” today as well.  One turtle was such a little guy and one turtle had tumor growths on both its eyes.  I really hate to see that, but most of the turtles are very healthy looking.  Turtles kept surfacing and Bumpy came over bumping my board with its shell and when that happens, of course I have to give it a rub on its shell!  I also saw a dead Puffer fish all bloated with water and a little spotted fish was trying to eat something off of it.  I tried to scoop up the Puffer fish to get a better look at it, but it was wasted effort since it was like trying to scoop up a water balloon!  I hope the little spotted fish enjoyed its munch!  After sixteen turtles had surfaced, I decided to paddle back and it was still perfect conditions.  Even my swim was nice too and it was still nice when I left the beach.  It may have started out a bit windy….but it ended up being a perfect day!!

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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