Twelve Turtles!!

Hello there!

Hello there!

It was a beautiful day today!  I didn’t get out paddling until about 10:00 a.m. but it was so nice!  I headed straight for the boat ramp.  As I was passing Kam III, a turtle swam right by me so I turned around and followed it for a few minutes, but it wasn’t in a friendly mood!  Then just as I was leaving the Kam III area, another turtle popped up in front of me and although I paddled right to it, it wasn’t in a friendly mood either!  At the boat ramp I had the place to myself, but I kept waiting for the turtles to appear.  Finally they came up one by one until I had seen five more turtles.  They apparently were not in the mood for photos today though.  Just as I was about to leave to paddle back, I found myself surrounded by five turtles!  I was getting my iPhone camera ready and then I heard the snorkel boat roaring in…..so I hurried so much that all the great photos I thought I was getting were blurry!  Only the above photo turned out.  That snorkel boat can really annoy me!  Then as they pulled up, the crew person started directing the snorkelers to where I was with the turtles….then the turtles disappeared and I just left!  Oh well.  It was beautiful paddling back and I knew my swim would be nice too.  Unfortunately, the visibility at our beach is still not back to normal from the swell from last week.  I swam down to the reef, but decided not to hang around because it just wasn’t very clear.  With all the shark incidents lately, I don’t think it is a wise idea to be hanging around any murky reefs!  It sure was a beautiful day though…….

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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