Amazing Sunset!!

So colorful!

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Friday Sunset

Very nice!

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Windy Turtle Day!!

Yes….. it’s been windy…… and early.  I finally decided that I would need to get out swimming and Paddling before ten o’clock.  I took a beach walk with wrist weights on while the sun came up over the mountain.  It was a beautiful morning!  Then I took off for my swim.  I swam for awhile before I spotted a turtle swimming towards me.  The turtle hung out for a few minutes and I got video and photos!  After it moved out to sea….. I was heading back when another turtle was heading in my direction!  That turtle was just hanging out too.  Then it also headed out to sea so I came in.  What a great way to start the day!  The wind was still threatening but I took my board out anyway.  I figured I had at least an hour before the white caps moved in but when I got down to the boat ramp…… I wasn’t so sure!  One turtle surfaced and then I paddled back against some wind and chop.  I stopped at the point and had three turtles visit me.  One annoying tourist guy kept swimming after the turtles causing them to hide.  I wanted to say something!  Fortunately I did get some turtle photos.  Right after I came in from Paddling….. suddenly the wind backed off but it only lasted for about twenty minutes!  I hope the wind patterns get back to normal soon….

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Wednesday Sunset

Nice!

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Bumpy Paddling!!

The wind was blowing in gusts but I went out Paddling anyway.  I was hoping the wind would back off like it did yesterday…… but by the time I reached the end of Kam 2….. it was clear that was not going to happen.  I crossed paths with a lifeguard out Paddling and he said he was watching the wind line and that he thought it was going to come in soon.  I was paddling over continuous wind swells but continued down to Charley Young beach….. then turned around and came in.  No sooner had I  rinsed my board off and strapped it on my racks……the wind line came in bringing gusts of wind.   Good timing!  Maybe the wind will cooperate tomorrow……

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Turtle Morning!!

Beautiful morning!  I did a beach walk until the sun came up over the mountain …. then I went swimming.  I was near the end of my swim when a female turtle approached me.  I swam with her for awhile getting lots of photos and video!  Then she headed out to sea, so I headed in.  I had already taken all my gear off….and a turtle swam right past me!  I threw on my mask and snorkel and just hung on to my fins and swam in the turtle’s  direction.  All of a sudden a much larger turtle popped into view and I started filming the two of them seeming to be playing!  What a treat!  The larger turtle moved north and the smaller turtle was just hanging around.  Wow…. I got lucky with clear water and three lovely turtles!!!!

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Turtle Day!!

I can’t lie……,despite it being a beautiful morning…..,it was windy.   I went out on my board and hoped the wind would back off and it did!  Just about the time I was passing Kam 3….. the wind suddenly backed off.  It was nice at the boat ramp!  Unfortunately there were two outrigger canoes there from one of the hotels with snorkelers in the water.  One big turtle surfaced and swam in my direction…. but when I tried to get photos of it, the snorkelers were all over it!  Very maddening!  Luckily they left and I was visited by seven more turtles…… all to myself.  It was great!  I got to sit right between two of the turtles too.  I paddled back in nice conditions but no turtles at the point today.  Oh well…. I got nine turtles for the day so I was super happy!  I hope tomorrow is the same…..

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