I was up early today and I could see that it was already windy outside. I went down to the beach to check it out. Yup….. it was windy and the ocean was choppy…..so I decided to wait and watch for a while. Just as I had about made up my mind to just go for a swim……the ocean calmed down and got nice! I hurried and got my board and paddle and headed out. It was so nice that other paddlers were hustling to get out too! I took a chance and headed south. The wind was supposed to be blowing from the east, so I thought I might be safe on the way back. I paddled in nice conditions all the way down to the boat ramp. I told myself that I wouldn’t stay too long just in case the wind got crazy, but when I arrived at the boat ramp, a turtle was waiting for me! I was so glad to see it. Then FIVE more turtles popped up and I was surrounded in a sea of turtles! I got lots of photos and I counted at least ten turtles for the day! I was just about to paddle back when two more turtles surfaced and I could not resist paddling up in between them! I even saw the turtle I call “Bumpy” today and that made me so happy.
I paddled back in nice conditions and the wind didn’t come up again until after I swam. What a gorgeous day!