Sixteen Turtles!!

Honu!

Honu!

This morning I was just about to get disappointed because it looked like yesterday……but I went for it and paddled right down to the boat ramp.  The wind blew at my back the whole way down but just as I paddled past Kam III, the wind backed off completely!  It was perfect at the boat ramp!  I didn’t completely trust the wind to stay away so I really hoped the turtles would not make me wait, and they didn’t!  Three other paddlers were there too and one turtle popped up between me and the other paddlers, and then the other paddlers moved on.  It was just in time for the turtle show!  Immediately four turtles surfaced all around me!  Then a new turtle swam over by my board and it’s shell looked like a patchwork quilt, so I named it “Patchy”!  It was very friendly too.  I also saw “Little Torpedo Head” today zipping past me!  I was in a couple of turtle triangles and sat between numerous turtles and I had them all to myself.  It stayed really nice and just as I was leaving the area happy with fourteen turtles……two more big turtles surfaced and I stopped to visit with them too.  That was sixteen turtles for today!  It was perfect conditions paddling back and I suspected that my swim would be just as perfect, and it was!  There were lots of busy fish down at the reef and the water is reasonably clear.  The day was so nice and comfortable with just a nice cooling breeze blowing onshore.  I don’t think it could have been any nicer!!

 

 

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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