Nice Day!!

It was a beautiful day!  The white caps were looming out pretty far but some wind was blowing from the south.  It was later than usual so I decided to stay close to home.  I was so happy to be out on the water.  There was so much talk about sharks at the beach today.  While I was on vacation….a woman was bitten by a shark down at Charley Young beach and apparently a surfer was critically wounded by a shark attack over on the north shore .  Then a beach friend who had been out on her kayak reported that a big tiger shark had swam under her kayak!  Hmmmm…… I still went Paddling and swam after.  I didn’t see any sharks.  But when I was swimming south…. a turtle appeared that was swimming north.  I turned around to swim with it!   It was eating some seaweed off the bottom of the ocean.  I swam with the turtle down past the lifeguard tower and then a turtle swimming south appeared.  The two turtles stopped…..looked at each other….. and then one went north and one went south!  I turned to swim with the second turtle.  It swam with me all the way down to the rocks and it let me rub its shell!  What a treat!  The water was pretty clear too……. I hope to get an earlier start tomorrow…..  it’s good to be home!

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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