This was last nights sunset! It was windy yesterday and ended up windy today too. I missed the last three days of paddling due to being sick, so I was more than ready to get back out on the ocean, but it was already windy! I went out anyway, knowing what I was getting myself into. I paddled north for a while, but there was cane smoke blowing from the north and it was making me cough, so I turned around. It was so much better going south! With the wind and smoke at my back, I was a lot happier, but I knew getting pushed south meant if the wind didn’t back off, I would be struggling against it on the way back. I paddled down to the end of Kam III and decided to turn around when the wind chopped ocean turned into hissing white caps! No luck with the wind backing off today….it just wasn’t going to happen. Just as I turned around to go back, I spotted two turtles ahead so I paddled up to them and sat in between them! One of them disappeared, but the other one hung around. I hesitated to stay very long though! The wind got worse and it was a struggle paddling against it and the white caps. It took me forever too, but just as I made it outside of Kam I, another turtle popped up! I quickly paddled over, but it didn’t stick around. Despite the wind, I still saw three turtles! I made my way in and went for my swim. The water visibility is very good and I got a push going south. As soon as I put my head under the water, I was in the middle of a school of about twenty silvery blue fish! They were interested in something tasty on the ocean bottom. Down at the reef there was a flurry of fish and I enjoyed watching them. I swam back against the wind, so today I got quite a workout! It was a beautiful day, (especially when the smoke cleared out….) but it stayed windy. I wouldn’t be unhappy if it wasn’t windy tomorrow though! We’ll see…..