The Turtles Are Back!!

Hi there!

Hi there!

What a spectacular day!  It was after 9:00 a.m. by the time I got out but was it worth it!  It was just a beautiful day!  I headed straight down to the boat ramp.  When I arrived, there were three people snorkeling and then five turtles surfaced about the same time all around me!  This turtle (photo above) almost climbed right on my board!  You can see how close it was to me.  I am so happy the photo came out!  It hung around for a few minutes and then several other turtles popped up too.  I got some nice photos today!  I got to sit between turtles and I loved getting surrounded!  I counted seventeen turtles for today!  I haven’t had a “turtle day” in a while so I was more than excited.  The conditions were perfect and the wind light, so it was a joy to be out on the ocean today!  I paddled back in nice conditions and swam in nice conditions too!  The water must be 82 degrees!  It’s so warm.  I got down to the reef finally and the visibility is clearing up nicely.  I actually saw a lot of fish…..even a school of maybe hundreds of little silver fish!  The ocean bottom has changed since all the surge and I saw reefs and rocks that I don’t usually see, along with some deeper holes around some of the rocks.  The ocean surge can be strong!   It was such a beautiful day that I didn’t want to leave……I hope tomorrow is just as nice!

Turtle day!

Turtle day!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-three 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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