Seventeen Turtles!!

Perfect paddling!

Perfect paddling!

What a perfect day to start out September!  I was so excited to get out earlier today so I paddled directly down to the boat ramp.   There were two kayaks there with people snorkeling off of them….but they seemed pretty mellow.  I sat there for a while and didn’t see any turtles…..but then all of a sudden the turtles started to emerge!  I found myself sitting in between three turtles…..then in between several sets of two….and then another turtle triangle!  There were turtles of all sizes today, even really small ones.  It was so peaceful there that I just laid back on my board with my hat over my eyes and enjoyed listening to the turtles swimming around me!  When it suddenly got quiet, I knew the turtles had moved on.  I paddled out farther and hit another turtle triangle…..so many turtles!  Then three more surfaced and I was in a turtle line with three more turtles!  Wow, it was such a gorgeous day!  After I had counted seventeen turtles, I paddled back and it stayed perfect.  I couldn’t wait to get to the swimming part of my workout because the water was so clear and calm!  Lucky for me, it stayed just as perfect and my swim was great.  Lots fish down by the reef!  I love days like this…and not a bad way to start out September!

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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