Turtle Love!!

After three days of waves and churned up water…… today was just beautiful!  After my beach walk…. I couldn’t wait to go swimming.  I headed straight down to the coral.  It wasn’t super clear but the turtles were there!  “Peekaboo” changed her hiding spot to a little bit farther out…. so it took me a while to find her, but once I did,  she came up three times to visit.  Several other turtles came around too and one had a fish hook embedded in its neck!  A lady called NOAA and they sent one of their volunteers out to free the turtle.  The turtle wasn’t keen on the guy and she wiggled away several times!  She swam right under me and the fish hook was clear and in my reach….. but the guy said no.  He finally got her over to more shallow water and was able to get the fish hook out.  It was great to see my turtles today!  I swam so long that it got late for Paddling but I went out anyway.  Ten minutes into Paddling…. the wind roared in and was relentless.  I was glad I had not gone far!  At least I got out there….. it was quite a workout!  I more than earned the fish tacos I had for lunch!  I ended up needing two Paddling friends to help me get my board up on my racks because it was so windy…….

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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