Dan and I went for a morning paddle out to the Islands. Conditions were pretty good with no more than 10 kts of wind and not too much current. Since the tide was high, we were able to explore and pass through places that we normally can't go, so that was fun! I ran into Ian, the Songhees patroller, and chatted with him about the park closure. We heard the wolf howling when we were on the west side of Discovery and spent some time looking for him, but did not see him. Lots of gulls and harlequin ducks around. Dan and I were "out of practice", so we did not maintain quite our usual pace but did fit in a slightly longer than usual paddle.