Hard to believe…….. But SIX perfect paddling days in a row this week! And today the turtles showed up too! It’s been a while now since I had a turtle day so I was more than happy to see ten turtles today! It was perfect paddling down to the boat ramp and the first turtle was bobbing on the surface near shore. Then another turtle surfaced and then there were two!
Just after the turtles stsrted to appear….. A paddling friend showed up and two more turtles surfaced. I got to sit between them! Then unfortunately the snorkel boat showed up too and I knew it wouldn’t be long before there would be tourists jumping in the water. Sure enough, they were very interested in my turtles! I call that boat the “unfriendly visitor” and I’m sure the turtles would agree. Luckily the turtles stayed over by my friend and I….. Which was more of a swim for the tourists to take away from their tour boat. Lucky us! We enjoyed the perfect conditions and the turtles for quite a while and then headed back. Some clouds moved in and it started to look stormy to the north of us. My friend went in at Kam 2 and the wind stsrted to blow. I paddled to Kam 1 as fast as I could but then the wind backed off and a turtle popped up right next to my board! The turtle looked at me and I said hello to it…… Then it dove under my board and disappeared. That was nine turtles at the boat ramp and one outside of Kam 1!
It never rained our way…and the sun came out again……. making it a very gorgeous day on Maui! I’ll take more of this tomorrow please!