A Paddling Day

Just hanging out

Just hanging out

Yesterday was so windy……so I hoped it would be calmer today.  I got out a full hour earlier than yesterday and it was really nice!  I could see that it was pouring rain out in the distance but the wind was blowing from the north, so I knew it wasn’t going to come in.  I headed down to the boat ramp.  Just as I was passing Kam II, I ran into a paddling friend so we paddled together down to the boat ramp.  I was happy to have made it down that far, but the wind was still looming.  Only two turtles made hasty appearances….but neither stayed long enough for me to  get a photo!  We decided to not linger there very long because of the threatening wind….so we headed north.  I had paddled ahead of my friend so when I got to Kam II, I sat back on my board to wait for her…..but suddenly I saw white caps starting to splash and so I kept paddling.  By the time I got in, the wind was really blowing!  I was able to hoist my board up onto my racks and get it secured though.  I decided to go for a swim.  A few minutes into my swim, the wind backed off and it got really nice!  I swam down to the reef and saw lots of fish, including a couple of Unicorn fish!  It was a nice swim back too.  The wind played games and came in and out until it was time for me to leave.  I think I will try to get out paddling even earlier tomorrow!  It sure was a beautiful day!

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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