Back in the Water!!

After another swell kept me out of the water…… it finally dropped yesterday and I was able to get out swimming.  The wind was threatening but I went out anyway.  I made it down to the coral and three turtles came up.  I was so happy to see them!  Suddenly the wind got pretty crazy and soon the turtles and I were getting tossed around.  Then the water visibility got worse so I decided to swim back.  As expected… the swim back was tough and it took forever.  The wind stayed throughout the day.  I am still struggling with my back/leg pain so still not able to get out Paddling but yesterday I finally was able to get my back injection.  Hopefully this will help me.  I sure hope so….

 

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Back In The Water!!

After weeks of inclement weather and poor ocean conditions….. today was nice!  The day was sunny with lots of blue sky.  The water visibility wasn’t great…. but I still had six lovely turtles!  It felt great to swim again and see my turtles….. I hope it’s nice tomorrow!

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Stormy Morning…

It wasn’t raining….. and it wasn’t windy….. yet the water visibility down at the coral was minimal.  It sure looked stormy, though, and got grayer by the hour!  I had tbeee turtles ( that I could see…)… and a school of Ulua’s today.  It was a great swim!

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Seven Turtles!!

It’s been so nice on Maui!  The water temperature has dipped though…. now about 78 degrees.  It might not sound that cold…. but when you have nerve pain in your legs….it is very uncomfortable!  I did order a wetsuit today, though,  and I’m hoping that helps!   I had seven lovely turtles to swim with today and it was great.  Hopefully the water warms up a few degrees! I was able to get out on my board on Friday and Sunday with help….

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Surprise Paddling!!

It just so happened that my husband was working at his Wailea office….. so he was able to carry my board out for me, rinse it off….and secure it on my racks.  Bless him!!!!  It was fantastic to get out on my board… the day was so calm.  The only thing is I realized that I had left my paddle by the shower and didn’t realize it until yesterday!  Luckily the lifeguards had picked it up and put it in their shed!  Thank goodness!  Don’t underestimate a quality paddle…… even if it’s several years old and shows a lot of wear and tear.  It’s STILL a quality made paddle!  Anyway… four visited me out there and it was great…. even a little baby turtle surfaced!  Paddling will be an occasional treat now ….when I have help….

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Perfect Morning!!

Beautiful morning!  It was so calm and the water clear.  The water temperature has dropped a degree to 79 degrees and I was feeling it.  I had eight turtles to swim with today  …. including two babies that were so cute!  Swimming back was a good workout too.  I hope it’s just as nice tomorrow!  With help.. maybe I can take my board out…. fingers crossed…

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Beautiful Morning!!

It was a beautiful morning!  Calm in the beginning… with the wind kicking up by the time I finished swimming.  I got down to the coral and there were no turtles around…. not a one.  I started following the fish!  Then slowly one by one..the turtles came out of hiding.  I had five turtles there and then on the way back… three more turtles, including the cute little baby turtle!  I can’t get enough of that baby!  No paddling due to the wind kicking up… but at least my board is on my racks so I’m ready…

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