More Turtles!!

It was another beautiful day on Maui today!  Not as glassy and calm as yesterday……  But still very nice.  I headed down to the boat ramp.  When I arrived …..there were tourists out on three kayaks and a stand up board.  I wanted to stay away from them so I stopped short of where I usually sit to wait for the turtles.  Suddenly I was surrounded by three lovely turtles!   Before I could say boo…… All three kayaks were on me  basically interfering with my ability to take photos.  I told them not to dive and chase the turtles and one of them assured me no one was chasing them.  Well the really friendly turtle that was having fun bumping my board  ended up swimming away and the turtles seemed to disappear.   I paddled farther south and two more turtles surfaced!  I sat between them!  Then the kayakers  noticed the turtles and headed our way.   I headed more north to escape them.  Two more turtles popped up!   I was getting annoyed with the kayakers so I left.  It was beautiful paddling back too!  I swam north today and ran across a nice healthy male turtle and swim with him for a while.  He was trolling the bottom for food so I left him alone and swam back.  That made eight turtles for today!   I am really enjoying these nice conditions lately!

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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