Sea of Turtles!!

So many turtles!

So many turtles!

After the wild, windy ride yesterday…… today looked perfect!  I couldn’t wait to get out on the water!  Even though I was concerned at how unpredictable the wind has been, I paddled down to the boat ramp.  I spotted my first turtle at Kam III and stopped to visit and take a photo (that’s the turtle up above!)  Then I continued down to the boat ramp and another turtle surfaced right by me before I passed Kam III.  Already two turtles and I hadn’t even made it down to the boat ramp yet!  I seemed to be the only person around and I think it might have been the windy conditions yesterday….. so only “I” was taking a chance getting stuck all the way down at the boat ramp!  Well, I decided that I wouldn’t stay very long but the turtles made it nearly impossible for me to leave…….sixteen turtles….. all in a short amount of time!  I sat between two turtles, got in a turtle triangle, and then was surrounded by four turtles twice!  It was so perfect down there I couldn’t believe it. One by one, three more turtles came up to visit!  Woo Hoo…….eighteen turtles!  I paddled past Kam III and one more turtle surfaced and swam under my board……nineteen turtles!  I was ecstatic to get such a turtle filled morning.  Paddling back, the water was so glassy and nice and it was still nice when I got back to Kam I!  I got lucky with the wind……it was nice while I walked and it was nice all the way through my swim!  I was enjoying the fish down at the reef and suddenly a huge turtle approached, so I took off swimming with it.  I swam just above it until it veered out farther than I wanted to venture…….wow, twenty turtles all in one morning!  What a nice day and it didn’t get windy until about 12:30 p.m.  I sure hope it’s this nice tomorrow morning!

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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