Crazy Wind!!

Today was nearly a carbon copy of yesterday.   It was windy and choppy early ( I almost didn’t go out again..)….. and then suddenly the wind backed off and it got really nice for about three hours!  It wasn’t as calm as yesterday but still very nice for paddling and swimming.  The wind is supposed to get back to more normal routines  this week but it’s been weird lately.  I paddled down to the boat ramp and met a friend on the way.  We figured that we had a little time to spend at the boat ramp so we hung out.  Only one turtle surfaced the entire time we were there!  Where are my turtles hiding?  We paddled back in nice conditions and then I went for a swim.   Water visibility was limited down at the reef but I did see a small Puffer fish, several large Trumpet fish, and an assortment of colorful little fish.  I was just getting back to the spot that I exit the water and suddenly a turtle appeared!   It must have been swimming behind me!  I quickly put my mask back on and headed in the turtles direction.  I caught up to it and it was a fairly large male.  I swam with it going north for a while and then it headed out to sea.  I was very happy to swim with a turtle!

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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