Fourteen Turtles!!

Visiting with turtles!

Visiting with turtles!

This past weekend was a mixed bag of beach conditions, very windy on Saturday……and windy, not windy, windy, with a bit of a swell at the Mana Kai on Sunday.  This morning was different!  I couldn’t even see any white caps way out there so it was a great paddling day!  I paddled straight down to the boat ramp, and when I arrived, there were two paddlers already there and two people snorkeling.  I spotted my first turtle right away and paddled out to it.  By the time I got out there, the turtle had disappeared.  I paddled farther south and sat and sat.  I was beginning to think that would be it for the day when up came the turtles!  First one by one, then there was a turtle triangle and then I was surrounded twice by four turtles!  One of the turtles was particularly friendly (it posed for several photos!)…..one of them is the photo above.  It was so nice down at the boat ramp, I didn’t want to leave, but the wind has been so crazy, I didn’t want to be stuck that far down if it came roaring in.  Fourteen turtles was great!  I paddled back in nice conditions and I thought about paddling down to Cove Park, but came in.  After I had rinsed my board off and was about to hoist it onto my racks…….a friend came by on his bicycle and said,  “Did you see the dolphins?”   I said…..”where?”   Then I looked out on the ocean and down outside of Cove Park, Spinner dolphins were jumping!  I can’t believe I missed the dolphins!  It started to get windy, though, so it was better that I came in.  I took a windy walk and then it was a windy swim……but the water is very clear and I saw three different schools of fish on my swim!  Soon the white caps took over and I went home.  I sure hope tomorrow morning is as nice as it was today!  It was great visiting with the turtles again.

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!
This entry was posted in women sharing stand up paddling adventures. Bookmark the permalink.