Beautiful Day!!

Good morning!

Good morning!

Well, it was another beautiful day out on the water, but there was a north/east wind blowing which had the water a bit kicked up.  There was also a bit of a swell going on but I got out okay.  I ran into a paddling friend and we decided to paddle north because of the wind.  The closer we got to Cove Park, the less I wanted to paddle over there.  From where we were, I could see lots of white water from the swell, so we turned around!  Paddling with the wind at our backs made it hot, but at least it was calmer going south.  We paddled down to the boat ramp and two turtles surfaced.  I paddled up between the turtles and tried to get some photos.  The turtle  (above in the photo) popped up and I managed to get a shot of its head!  I counted about ten turtles for today, including two small turtles with one of them being one of the smallest I have seen at the boat ramp.  The small ones are really hard to get a picture of because they spook easy and dive down.  We paddled back in nice conditions, even better than the way down, but it was clear that the swell was creating some shore break waves and the lifeguard at Kam II was making announcements about it.  My friend decided to paddle in and I headed back to Kam I.  As I passed the point between the two beaches, I could see swells rolling in and crashing on the rocks!  I got back okay and loaned my board to a paddling friend I hadn’t seen for a while so she could go paddling with her relative.  It was a nice swim, too, but the visibility is kicked up due to the swell, especially down by the reef.  I hope the swell dies down by tomorrow!  It was still a very beautiful day!

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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