Another Day of Turtles!!

It rained last night and it was an overcast morning but the ocean was pretty calm so I went out paddling.  It was already nine o’clock but I decided to paddle to the boat ramp anyway.  I figured that I had at least an hour before any wind came up.  I was met by two turtles so I paddled up between them!  Then a third and fourth turtle popped up and I was surrounded!  It was pretty calm at the boat ramp and easy to spot the turtles.  By the time a friend came down I had already had eleven turtles visit me!

Hey there!

Hey there!

Buddy!

Buddy!

Four more turtles surfaced and one of them came right to my board and bumped me twice!  I was just sitting on my board and after it bumped me it swam under me!  I love talking to the turtles!  Then three turtles were all bunched together at the nose of my board.  It was quite a turtle day!  Then I stayed too long at Kam 2 chatting with a friend and got caught in some wind! I had to fight my way back to Kam 1.  What a mistake!  The sun came out finally while I swam and I swam with another turtle on my way back!  It had a beautiful healthy shell.  The turtle swam under me and then surfaced and swam right next to me!  I’m so thrilled that I got two turtle days in a row!

Mr. Friendly

Mr. Friendly

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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