Perfect Paddling and Thirteen Turtles!!

Perfect!

Perfect!

It was so perfect for paddling today!  There is VOG moving in because the trade winds aren’t blowing normal and tonight it was mixed with clouds and there was no sunset!  What a disappointment!  Earlier in the morning I paddled south and encountered my first turtle outside of Kam III, so I stopped for a minute to watch it.  Down at the boat ramp, I had the place to myself today!  I sat for a few minutes and didn’t see a single turtle, but then the turtle party started!  I sat in between them, got surrounded by them and had two very friendly turtles visit me up close and personal!  I recognized them too!  It was first “Little Torpedo Head” and then “Bumpy” hung out for a while and before it left, it dove down and swam slowly under my board!  Only one of the twelve turtles I had at the boat ramp had a big tumor on it’s neck…..I really hate seeing that.  The rest of the turtles looked really healthy!  I paddled back in perfect conditions and swam in calm water that is pretty clear again (for now…..until another little swell pops up and stirs it up again…..).  Down by the reef, the visibility was very limited but I did see some fish, but not as many as when it’s clear.  It was a really beautiful day though!!

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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