Fourteen Turtles!!

Just wow!  Fourteen turtles all in one day……. it’s been awhile since that happened.  So the ocean was a little choppy but I went paddling anyway …. heading south.  It was still not calm when I arrived at the boat ramp but I stayed around.  Suddenly the water got calm and the turtles started to come up!  There was a kayak with a tourist couple on it paddling around……. but when they saw me surrounded by several turtles….. they hurried over!  The turtles were everywhere!  I sat in a turtle triangle and turtles swam under my board while I tried to get photos.  The tourist couple was frantic trying to photograph the turtles from their kayak.  After thirteen turtles….. I decided to paddle back.  It was nice conditions all the way back.  On my way in….. three tourists on rented boards were going nuts over a turtle surfacing.  One tourist told the other two that they should snorkel with the turtles saying ” you can dive down and touch the turtles too”…. uh NO you can’t!  I strongly informed all three that harassing the turtles was illegal so not to do it!  How maddening!  My swim was very nice too.  Just an all around nice day!  Maybe tomorrow too!

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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