Six Lovely Turtles!!

Nice paddling day!

Nice paddling day!

I couldn’t make my mind up if I was going paddling, or join my husband down at Keawakapu Beach……but he urged me to go paddling and I’m so glad he did!  It was almost as nice as yesterday with the wind blowing a bit more……but I headed south.  Just as I started out paddling, a turtle popped up to greet me outside of Kam I!  I paddled against the wind and as I passed Kam III, another turtle popped up in front of me!  That was two turtles already and I hadn’t even made it down to the boat ramp yet.  It was much quieter there than yesterday and I was the only person there!  Yay Mondays!  Just as I headed into the boat ramp area, a turtle surfaced a few yards beyond me.  I paddled to it and another turtle surfaced right next to it….and when they drifted apart, I cruised up right between them!  Then I sat for a while, wondering where all the turtles were.  I was just about to leave when two more turtles surfaced and I hung out with them for a while longer!  I am always happy for any turtles….so six turtles was lovely for the day!  The wind picked up a bit, so I decided to paddle back.  On the way back, I encountered some interesting “loopy” swells pushing from the north, so I wondered about the wind out there.  I swam at our beach today again and it is still clearing up but I saw a lot of debris in clumps in different places on the ocean floor….so the bad news is that with the next swell it will most likely get stirred up again.  I don’t know how long it will take to really clear the water at our favorite beach….but at least for now, I will try to enjoy it!  Then the wind really did come in……

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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