Surprise Turtle Day!!

Buddy!

Buddy!

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.

More turtles!

More turtles!

I paddled back in nice conditions and the wind didn’t come up again until after I swam.  What a gorgeous day!

What a surprise!

What a surprise!

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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