Fourteen Turtles!!

Disappearing under my board!

Disappearing under my board!

It was another beautiful day on Maui and the conditions were perfect!  I headed straight down to the boat ramp.  Just as I was passing the point, I ran into a paddling friend so we paddled together down to the boat ramp.  Immediately there were four turtles…..three of them in a line and then a fourth one joined in!  I was sitting in the middle of the triangle!  I caught the turtle in the above photo just as it dove under my board.  Before I knew it, I had counted twelve turtles!  Then my friend paddled farther south and started yelling to me.  I paddled over to where she was and she said there were two turtles mating!  I hurried over to where the turtles were, but the party was over by the time I got there!  One of the turtles was very friendly, though, and swam right up to my board.  Two people in kayaks were there also and the turtle was surrounded!  It didn’t seem to mind.  We paddled back in nice conditions and continued on to Cove Park.  Suddenly the wind kicked up a little and I headed back.  It was still nice when I went swimming.  The water was so clear, even at the reef!  I saw quite a few fish and I hung out there for a while.  Then a couple of tourists swam to the reef, so I headed back.  It was another really nice day today!!

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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