Swimming with Turtles!!

I got down to the beach early enough to see the sun come up over Haleakala today!  Although the ocean was calm and glassy at 6:30 a.m…… by 8:30 a.m. the ocean was kicked up by the wind!  The wind has been early lately and sporadic…. moving in and out until it roars in complete with white caps.  Those are not ideal conditions for paddling (maybe windsurfing, but not paddling!)  I decided to swim and I’m glad I did because I got a great turtle morning with two different turtles!  I swam with and photographed the first turtle all the way down to the end of Charley Young beach and then I turned around to swim back.  Then when I was almost back…… the second turtle appeared so I swam with and photographed that one almost down to the same place.   I swam back and I was so tired!  It’s a lot of work keeping up with them and trying to get good photos and videos too.  When I got back …. the wind backed off and it got so perfect!  I contemplated taking my board out but the perfection only lasted about fifteen minutes.  Now Hurricane Fernanda is due to pass by us over the weekend …. so who knows what that will bring?  I hope not much……..

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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