Turtle Heaven!!

What a beautiful morning in Maui!  Hurricane Lester has passed by and we didn’t get much effect other than some clouds and wind.  We got lucky again!  I paddled down to the boat ramp in nice conditions and I was the only person there today.  The first FIVE turtles surfaced and quickly disappeared!  Boo!  I almost decided to leave when …BOOM….. the turtles started popping up everywhere I looked!  Turtle triangles…… Turtle lines….. turtles popping up two at a time!  It was fantastic to see nineteen turtles!  Even Bumpy showed up and wanted to play…… Surfacing right next to my board.  I swear this turtle knows me!  She put a flipper on my board like she wanted to come aboard!  Then she bumped me three times while I talked to her!   It was so funny!  There were so many turtles!  I didn’t want to leave.  Finally I paddled back and I cruised over to the rocks at Kam 2.  A turtle swam right to me and popped up!  Then two more turtles surfaced!  Surprisingly… there weren’t a bunch of tourists overwhelming them today so they came around to visit.  What a day! My swim was nice too.  I never would have guessed that this day was going to be this great!

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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