Perfect Paddling!

Just beautiful!

Just beautiful!

Earlier in the morning I watched the wind coming and going and wondered about the conditions at the beach.  To my delight, the ocean was calm when I got down to the beach!  I hurried to get out there and threw “caution to the wind”….. paddling straight down to the boat ramp.  The conditions were perfect and the ocean was so glassy and nice!  At the boat ramp I paddled right up between two turtles……as if they were waiting for me…..then a third joined us and then a fourth turtle joined us and I was surrounded!  The turtles put on a show for me and kept popping up!  I got some good photos with my iPhone too.  Before I knew it, I had counted eighteen turtles for the day!  I even saw “Bumpy” and “Torpedo Head” today!  The water was so glassy and calm…..I couldn’t believe it after such a windy morning yesterday.

Hi there Bumpy!

Hi there Bumpy!

I hung out down at the boat ramp as long as I dared…….and paddled back in still perfect conditions!  What a great day!  By the time I went swimming, though, it all changed and the wind came up in a fury.  It was a bumpy swim and the visibility still isn’t very good, but the water is 80 degrees!  I hope tomorrow morning is just as perfect!

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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