More Turtles!!

Well Hi there!

Well Hi there!

Wait up!

Wait up!

It was another lovely day on Maui!  Spring really has sprung!  The day started out a bit breezy from the East, but I headed down to the boat ramp anyway.  The sky was a little overcast which made the temperature comfortable.  By the time I started to paddle past Kam 2…… the wind backed off some and by the time I got to the boat ramp it was glassy!  I was so glad I didn’t let the threat of wind keep me away because a trio of turtles was waiting for me when I arrived!  I paddled up to them and started to photograph one of the turtles.  The turtle dove under my board and came up on the other side and I caught the above photo as it was swimming away!  The first photo is of a very friendly turtle that was hanging around me.  I took this photo as it passed next to my board!  It was so close that I could have reached down and patted it’s shell!  Three more turtles surfaced and that made seven turtles for today.  I was glad the turtles didn’t make me wait because I really didn’t trust that the wind was not going to come up!  It stayed nice, though, and when I passed Kam 2, I ran into a paddling friend who had paddled more north.  She said there were a few Manta Rays down by Cove Park.  When I passed Kam 2, I saw one of the Manta Rays come up and splash several yards from where I was sitting.  The day stayed nice with the wind backed off and my swim was pretty perfect too!  I am really enjoying paddling again!

Just beautiful!

Just beautiful!

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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