Turtle Day!!

Wow!  What a perfect day out on the wster!  The wind was cooperating so I headed to the boat ramp.  I ran into a paddling friend at Kam 3 and we stopped to chat…… Suddenly a turtle surfaced right in front of me!  It was Bumpy!  The turtle headed in my direction and I fumbled around to get my camera ready.  My friend told me not to run into him and when he didn’t move….. I dropped my camera to move out of his way.  Just as I used my paddle to push away….. Bumpy tipped sideways and dove under splashing me!  I was all wet!  My friend said Bumpy was making a statement….. Like what the hell are you doing?  I got the message loud and clear!  I waited for him to surface again but he didn’t.   I could see him way down by the ocean bottom.  I guess he was mad at me…..that turtle!  I headed down to the boat ramp but the snorkel boat was already there.  Five turtles surfaced anyway!  I got some photos.  It was getting late so I headed back.  Just as I was passing Kam 2….. The wind kicked up and the conditions got choppy.   My swim was very enjoyable too because the water visibility is good right now and the bonus?   I got to swim back with another turtle!  That made a total of seven lovely turtles for the day!

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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