Choppy!!

It started out windy off and on……I was hoping the wind would back off…. but instead it got worse.  It got overcast too and even looked like it could rain but I swam anyway!  The water visibility was really poor.  It was hard to see anything.  I finally decided to come in and suddenly a small turtle swam right in front of me!  I even hurtied to get my fins and mask on to try to swim in the direction the turtle was swimming…. but I never saw it!  Oh well.   Just about noon… suddenly the wind backed off and it got really nice!  Go figure……

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Sunday Sunset

Nice!!!!

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Windy!! Seven Turtles!

What a beautiful morning!   Even calmer than yesterday.  I did a street walk …. went home and walked back down to the beach.  It was still so nice!  I paddled south towards the boat ramp since no sign of wind.  It was so nice down there!  I had seven turtles visit me….. I even got to sit in a turtle triangle!  Suddenly the water surface began to change and a cloud moved over the sun…… and it started to get choppy….. but still no wind.  I headed back and as soon as I reached Kam 2…. it really got choppy and the wind boomed in!  Wow it was out of nowhere….. just boomed in with little warning.  It was a lot of work paddling over those choppy wind swells!  Then it intensified.  I begged the wind to back off some….. but it had other plans.  I was relieved to get past Kam 2…… and even more relieved to get past the rocky point!  Then I knew I could get back to shore even though it was still a challenge.  The wind was relentless!  I needed help to safely get my board strapped up on my racks…. it was that bad!  I even swam in that choppy mess….. bounced around until I turned around and let it toss me back.  It was crazy…….

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Saturday Sunset

Oh nice!

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Eight Turtles!!

It was another beautiful Maui day!  I took an early walk as the sun came up and then went swimming.  It’s so calm in the early morning!  I didn’t see any turtles until I went paddling.  It wasn’t windy but the water wasn’t totally calm….. I took that as a warning that the wind was brewing.  I figured I had at least an hour before wind would come up so I headed south for the boat ramp.  I was the only one there and ended up with seven little turtles surfacing!  This is the second day in a row that all the turtles there were little ones.  I’m not sure what that means, if anything, but kind of unusual.  It was a little more choppy paddling back, but I stopped at the point when I spotted another turtle.  That made eight turtles for today!  Then as promised….. the wind did come in……I’m glad I got out early….

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Turtle Day!!

It was another beautiful day and I got an early start.  Swimming was great….. so calm and clear….. but no turtles.  Then I took off paddling and made it down to the boat ramp.  Three little turtles in a row were waiting for me….. it was so funny!  Then six more turtles surfaced to visit….. all such little ones!  I had them all to myself too.   It was great conditions paddling back and I spotted another small turtle at the point.  I was just about to head in when up popped a big turtle and I recognized it!   It was Bumpy!   I haven’t seen that turtle for a while.  I followed her out past where the boats sit and she surfaced twice and then dove down.  That made eleven turtles for today!  I hope tomorrow is just as nice…..

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Thursday Sunset

Nice!!

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