Yesterday we went to Keawakapu Beach and I went swimming and I swam with a turtle!
Today I was determined to go out paddling so I got up early. It looked calm outside but an hour later, it looked windy! I decided to go anyway. When I got out on the water, the wind backed off but the ocean still wasn’t calm. The clouds were looming about too. I ran into a paddling friend who was coming back from Kalama Park. She told me that she had fought the wind from Kam 2 to Kalama Park. We paddled together down to Kam 2 and then she went in. I continued down to the boat ramp. As I passed Kam 3……my first turtle surfaced! That was a good sign. It popped up twice and then disappeared. Down at the boat ramp I was the only paddler there. Immediately two turtles surfaced and I paddled over to sit in between them! Suddenly a jet ski came roaring into the boat ramp and the turtles dove down. Then two more turtles surfaced and got a couple of photos……until the jet ski came roaring out of the boat ramp and they also dove down! That jet ski was a menace. Then the wind came up but it was blowing from the south so I took advantage of it and paddled back. As I was passing Kam 3……another smaller turtle surfaced! I got photo of it too! If I was a turtle, I would be diving for cover too with a loud jet ski zipping around. I paddled back to Kam 1 and just in time for the wind to start blowing the other direction! Luckily it backed off long enough for me to get my board strapped on to my racks and even to start my swim. On the way back from swimming, I could hear the wind howling in my ears and sure enough, the wind was blowing full force. I am so glad I went paddling today because I really missed my turtles…….and I hope tomorrow morning is calm!