Perfect Paddling!!

Today's buddy!

Today’s buddy!

We finally got a nice day after a series of rainy stormy days.  No wind was blowing either, so just a bit of vog was hanging around, but it wasn’t bad.  I know the vog is bad when my eyes itch and burn and nothing helps (which was the case a few days ago….).  Today was gorgeous though!  I paddled directly down to the boat ramp hoping to see turtles.  On my way down, I kept hearing loud tail slaps so I knew some whales were somewhere, but I could never figure out where they were.   When I arrived at the boat ramp, there were several paddlers already there and an outrigger canoe had dropped of a few snorkelers.  The snorkelers were diving down and I wondered if the turtles were hiding, but two turtles surfaced and I got to sit in between them!  One hung around with me for a bit (I managed to get a photo of it!).  I sat there waiting for more turtles but none were surfacing so I headed back.  It was perfect paddling conditions!  On my way back, I ran into a paddling friend who had just come from Cove Park where she said lots of turtles were hanging out.  We paddled down to Cove Park together but I never saw a turtle there today.  It was so nice out on the water that it was hard to come in!  The conditions stayed nice and smooth all the way through my swim too.  I headed down towards the reef, but the closer I got, the less visibility there was so I turned and swam back.  I sure hope the day is just as nice tomorrow!

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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