Perfect and Eleven Turtles!!

Honu!

Honu!

While yesterday started out windy…….today started out perfect and stayed that way!  It was so perfect and calm, with just a slight breeze to keep it cool for my workout.  I paddled south towards the boat ramp and just as I moved into the area, two kayaks with four adults in them were already there.  Luckily, they started to paddle away by the time I did get there and I had the place to myself!  My first two turtles were a big one and a very small one….then I sat in between two sets of two….and before I knew it, I had counted eight turtles!  The conditions were so perfect but I decided to paddle back.  Just as I started to paddle away I spotted three more turtles so I paddled south again.  I cruised right up in the middle of them!  Two of the turtles were so friendly…..they came right over and floated right next to me!  I laid back on my board and laid my arms out to the sides……and I felt a somewhat slimy turtle shell brushing under my right hand and arm!  I laid there listening to them splash and swim around me, and then it got very quiet so I sat up and the three turtles were still there floating right by me!  That made eleven turtles for today!  I headed back and ran into three paddling friends passing Kam III.  One of them paddled with me for a bit and then she headed in at Kam II.  I paddled back to Kam I and it was still perfect!  My swim was just as perfect and the water visibility is great!  I saw two large Puffer fish down at the reef and a variety of other tropical fish darting about.  It could not have been a more perfect day…..I hope it’s the same way 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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