Windy and Eight Turtles!!

Morning buddy!

Morning buddy!

Perfect!

Perfect!

It was breezy this morning.  I was hoping the wind would back off and  I decided to paddle south.  I ran into a paddling friend, so we paddled together.   Down at the boat ramp the wind had still not backed off and the turtles made us wait!  Finally we spotted two turtles out farther…. So we paddled out.   When we got to  the turtles it ended up being four turtles, instead of two!  I paddled up in the middle of them and was surrounded!  The wind was still blowing.  Suddenly two more turtles popped up…….. Then one…… and one more.  The last one was the friendliest turtle.  That was eight turtles for the day!  The continued windy conditions started to make us nervous so we headed back.  Paddling against the wind…….. It took forever to paddle back!  It was a big workout paddling through the choppy water and hissing white caps.  I finally got back and the wind was still blowing!  I knew it was going to be extra challenging carrying my board up the sandy hill in the wind.  I wasted no time rinsing my board off and getting up on my racks!  Then….. The wind backed off!  Oh well…… It was perfect for my swim!

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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