Gorgeous day! Great paddling conditions prevailed and I visited with six turtles….. including Bumpy. Bumpy was in a mood….. bumping my board and swimming around me and swimming under my board with a big bump under me! Then she emerged on the other side of me and bumped me again! Five other turtles were willing participants in picture taking along with Bumpy. I loved hanging out with my buddies this morning! But then I noticed the surface of the water changing so I headed back. Just as I was passing Kam 3…… the gentle East wind gave way to a very strong North wind. I was quickly engulfed in wind, wind waves and white caps! It was such a struggle paddling against the wind. The wind swells were beating me up pretty good so I entertained the thought of bailing out at Kam 2….. But I just kept paddling. I finally got past the rocky point and then knew I would make it back. I was exhausted! Just as I got in to shore….. the wind backed off. After I swam….. the wind picked up again… this time blowing from the south. The water is still 81 degrees! I hope I don’t get caught in the wind tomorrow!