Gorgeous Day!!

The sunrise was beautiful!  The conditions were excellent…… I paddled down to the boat ramp.  It was so nice out on the water today!  I was disappointed that the snorkel boat was already there but I thought “oh well”…. and paddled over.  I usually have nothing good to say about that boat ….. but today I witnessed a hero in action!  There were about eight turtles that surfaced and the leader of the group announced that there was a baby turtle with a fishing hook in its fin.  Then she said it had fishing line wrapped around its head too and the turtle appeared to be having trouble swimming!  NOT GOOD!  Then she swam to the boat and yelled for some scissors and dove down accompanied by one of the young snorkelers.  A few minutes later the leader surfaced and announced that although she couldn’t get to the fish hook…. she was able to cut the tangled fish line and release the turtles flipper!  Yay!  She was my hero for the day!  I have to revisit the “somewhat” mean things I have said about that snorkel boat in the past….. hmmmm.  Anyway it was a good rescue story and then I paddled back in still nice conditions.  My swim was very enjoyable too…. except no turtles swimming today.  I only saw a big school of fish darting around underneath me.  I was grateful the wind waited to come in until after I was done swimming!  Please let me have another day like today for 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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