Of course I couldn’t wait to get out on the water today and look for more whales……but the morning was already windy and the ocean choppy, unlike yesterday that was so perfect. I went out anyway hoping the wind would back off, but by the time I got down to the boat ramp, the wind seemed to be gaining strength. When I saw white caps starting to splash…..I almost decided to just turn around and paddle back, but suddenly a turtle appeared and I had to stay for a few minutes! Then another turtle popped up on the other side of me too, so that took a few more minutes. By then, the wind was definitely stronger and I knew paddling against the wind would be a lot of work. The ocean got so kicked up and it was like paddling in an agitating washing machine! I just kept paddling, trying not to let the wind push me south. Finally about the time I was struggling to get past Kam II, the wind did back off some so I could get home. It was quite a workout, but I didn’t care! When I got ready to go for my swim, the wind had totally backed off and the ocean got so nice and glassy. It was much nicer than when I was paddling! I knew my swim would be great and it was. I swam down to the reef and watched the fish for a while and then swam back in perfect conditions! Then I was just chillin’ in my beach chair enjoying the sun, when a huge group of tourists descended on me! I looked up and they were putting their stuff literally inches from my chair and they could care less. I am always amazed when people have zero sense of space and consideration for others, when there is a whole beach available, but they sit right on top of you anyway! A few minutes later their beach umbrella almost harpooned me, so it was clear that it was time for me to go home. I know we need the tourist industry on Maui, but sometimes the tourists are so annoying! Okay, vent over…. it was still a beautiful day on Maui!!