Turtle Day!!

Yesterday the wind was acting unpredictable.  Today looked similar but I decided to go out paddling anyway.  It was a beautiful day!  I headed south and expected to have to turn around…… but just as I neared the end of Kam 2…… the wind backed off!  I kept paddling and ended up at the boat ramp.  A boat was just leaving and there were two other paddlers there.   I spotted two turtles near the other paddlers and then a turtle popped up behind me!  Then two more turtles surfaced!  I had three turtles around me.  I shot some photos and then two more turtles popped up!  I was in turtle heaven!  Then I spotted a turtle down closer to Kam 3 so I paddled there.  That was eight turtles for today!  Then the wind seemed to be building from the north so I headed back.  Just as I made it to Kam 2….. the wind strengthened and I had to paddle through choppy water and some white caps!  It took me awhile to get back.  By the time I swam….. the wind had picked up some more.  I swam against the wind almost to the end of Charley Young beach……. and the turned around.  The wind gently pushed me back with minimal swimming.  I hope the wind cooperates tomorrow!

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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