Stormy…..Turned Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

When I got up this morning……it was overcast and stormy looking but the beach cam showed calm water, so I decided to go paddling.  When I got down to the beach, some wind had come up and the water wasn’t calm anymore!  I contemplated going back home, but I really wanted to go paddling.  Considering the threatening weather conditions, I decided to stay close to home base so I paddled north.  The wind was blowing east, on shore and then it changed to north.  I met up with a paddling friend and we kept paddling north, but it was choppy!  Suddenly the wind backed off some and we turned and paddled south down to the end of Kam II.  We didn’t see any turtles today so they must have been hiding out.  The clouds started to change position and the sun came out briefly, but the wind started to blow.  It took me a while to paddle back to Kam I and luckily my husband came to help me with my board because it got so windy.  It was nice to have some help to put my board up onto my racks too!  The day turned out to be beautiful, though windy, so we went for a walk and then I went for my swim.  I swam south, down to the reef, but the reef was not very clear.  Just as I turned to swim back, a turtle swam past me!  I turned around and swam back down to the reef with the turtle.  Sadly the turtle had some tumors on it and that always makes me sad.  Swimming back was work, against the wind, but the water felt great!  Later in the day, it rained like crazy up on the mountain and suddenly Kam II was brown from all the run off from the rain!  I hope it isn’t brown dirty water tomorrow…..I really hate when that happens…….we’ll see…….

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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