Seventeen Turtles!!

What a beautiful Spring day!  I walked the beach and watched the sun come up over the mountain.  Then it was time for a lovely swim.  AND then it ended up being a Paddling day too! Wow!  I paddled south and stopped at the point to visit with my first turtle of the day.  Then I headed down to the boat ramp.  There were no boats today…… but two people were scuba diving and there were several tourists snorkeling.  They don’t get it…… the turtles are not “sleeping” when they hide from people diving down to harass them! They are hiding!  Ugggh.  Then one of them was swimming vigorously right in my direction… coming straight at me (I was just sitting on my board…) and when it became evident that she wasn’t seeing my board….. I put my hand out to buffer her head so it wouldn’t crack right into my board.  She was startled and came up bitching at me… saying I should watch out!  I told her hey I was sitting still…. YOU were the one moving and not paying attention!  Stupid Tourists!!!!!  Oh well.  I had fifteen turtles total at the boat ramp  plus the two at the point and got lots of great photos.  The water is staying pretty clear too.  I hope Spring is finally here

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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