Nice Paddling!!

Very serene sunrise!  It was a beautiful day too with nice conditions for paddling.  It was much calmer than yesterday so I headed down to the boat ramp.  I ran into a paddling  friend so we went together down to the boat ramp.   It was so nice there!  We waited for awhile for the turtles and only one popped up…one is better than none!  My friend and I picked up trash on the water.  The first thing was a plastic bottle.  I scooped it onto my board.  Well….three little crabs were clinging to it!  Then the crabs and bottle slipped back into the water.  On the way back I picked up the bottle.  Then we saw a Portuguese man o war!  I also scooped up a broken plastic bottle and two little crabs were clinging to the inside of it.  I put the trash between my knees to hold it steady….. then wind suddenly decide to blow!  It blew from the north and the ocean got very rough.   I had to paddle hard to get back!  I managed to get the trash to shore despite the bumpy ride back.  The little crabs were still in the plastic bottle!  I set the bottle on my towel while I put my board on my racks… but  when I looked again the crabs had crawled out!   I don’t know where they went, but now I could throw the trash away.  The wind backed off after I came in from paddling so my swim was nice too.  It was such a nice 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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