Just a brief note about recent paddles. The winds have been blowing out of the S and SE lately, making for a bumpy ride and tricky launches and landings. So a tip of the hat to two brave couples, Bill and Elise, and Jerry and Vicki, who took up the challenge and paddled out with me this past week. They all showed an adventurous spirit we had fun bouncing around in a choppy sea. Good luck to you all, and I hope to see you again.