Turtles Galore!!!

Turtles galore!

Turtles galore!

I checked the beach cam and it was not windy this morning…..so I hurried down to the beach.  Yesterday I decided to leave the beach to all those having Labor Day picnics since I knew it would be crowded.  Today was super perfect!  I drove right into a parking spot and I got out in the water before 8:30 a.m.  It was so perfect!  I paddled down to the boat ramp, but as I passed Kam III, my first turtle for the day popped up right in front of me!  Down at the boat ramp I had some company……two guys on stand up boards and they were snorkeling off of their boards.  I paddled in a little closer to shore and sat on my board.  Pretty soon, the turtles started to surface….one, two, three, four, five, six!  Wow, I was surrounded!  I laid back on my board and just enjoyed hearing the turtles swimming and surfacing around me…..it was so peaceful!  The conditions were picture perfect too!  I could even see the fish swimming around down by the coral because the water was so clear.  So many turtles came up, it was hard to keep track of!  I stayed down there for a while and finally counted twenty-four turtles for the boat ramp and one turtle at Kam III!  Twenty-five turtles in all for the day!  I paddled back in perfect conditions and knew I was in for a perfect swim too.  The water is so clear right now!  It was a beautiful day and the wind didn’t start to come up until about 11:30a.m. and by then, it was time for me to head home! I hope it’s just as nice tomorrow…….

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-three 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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