Oh boy…… It was another perfect day today! There was a slight wind blowing from the East but even that backed off and the ocean got so glassy! I was thoroughly enjoying paddling down to the boat ramp but as soon as I arrived…. So did the snorkel boat. The diesel fuel fumes from the boat were filling the air, so I paddled north. Suddenly a small whale shot out in a quarter breech, fell to the water with a big “splat”…. and a huge splash! That is the first one I’ve seen so far this whale season. I hurried out to where I saw the whale but it was gone. The day was so beautiful that I didn’t want to come in! I didn’t have my phone today so I had no idea that I’dbeen out nearly two hours! My swim was perfect too. I ran across the Spotted Eagle Ray before I got to the reef ….. and it had a small fish hanging on its back apparently munching something off of it. The Ray seemed very happy to be getting a “fish massage”! I swam on down to the reef and saw lots of fish including the Big Daddy Puffer fish! It was a great day to be at the beach!