Windy and Choppy!!

Two turtles today!

Two turtles today!

Oh boy…..it was already windy when I got down to the beach!  I went out anyway hoping the wind might back off like yesterday….but NO luck today with that! I was immediately greeted by a large turtle just as I paddled out!  The wind was blowing strong from the south so I paddled into the wind.  By the time I got down into the Kam III area, the white caps had started to appear and the wind gained strength, so I turned around….or I should say the wind turned me around!  I paddled north and ran into a paddling friend.  She had paddled north and said it took her forever to get back to Kam II.  We chatted for a while as the wind tried to push us closer to the rocks, so we had to keep paddling to stay out.  Suddenly, I saw a turtle lurch out of the water far enough that I could see its shell!  At first I wasn’t sure it was a turtle….but it shot it’s head out of the water again and I think it was the turtle “Torpedo Head”!  Then it disappeared.  The wind backed off momentarily so I paddled back to Kam I.  Then I took a beach walk and then went swimming, but by then the wind had changed direction and was blowing crazy from the north! I swam north against the wind and then let it push me back.  It was a wild swim!  The wind was relentless today and by the time I came in from swimming, the sand was blowing too and my beach stuff was all covered in sand.  When the sand blows……I am done at the beach!  Hopefully the wind will simmer down tomorrow, but at least it blew out a lot of the Vog that hand been creeping in the last few days.  Well, I am grateful for that!!

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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