Lovely Day for Paddling!!

There you are!

There you are!

Well, today was finally a good day for paddling and enjoying the turtles!  The wind has been so unpredictable lately that I almost paddled north, until I saw cane smoke billowing from a sugar cane field down at Maalaea.  I didn’t want to paddle towards that!  So I turned and paddled south and decided to chance it and go all the way to the boat ramp.  It was such nice paddling conditions too!  When I arrived at the boat ramp, there was a kayak already there.  I sat there for a while and almost left when my first turtle surfaced out farther from where I was sitting!  I wasted no time in paddling out to it….but by the time I reached it, the turtle had disappeared.  Then a second turtle popped up and I paddled over to it.   I tried to get a photo of it but it swam right past me!  Another turtle surfaced closer in to shore, so I paddled in.  It swam under me and then disappeared down in the water.  I was just about to leave when a fourth turtle popped up and swam around me!  It stayed long enough for me to take a photo of it with my phone (there it is!)  Then it popped up one more time and then disappeared down under the water.  I was really happy to be at the boat ramp and four turtles was a nice treat for the day!  I paddled back in nice conditions and it stayed nice until half way through my swim, when the wind came up.  It was more of a workout on the way back!  It was nice that the water is so clear right now and I could see fish darting around down at the reef and coral.  Overall…. it was a great day…paddling, a walk, a nice swim, and of course, turtles!!!  I hope it’s nice tomorrow too!

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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