Today a group of us woke up early and paddled around Peanut Island. What a delightful paddle we had. Within 10 minutes we were greeted by 3 manatees, one swam beside us as we continued our paddle. About 15 minutes later we paddled by 2 more manatees (a mom with her young calf). Conditions could not have been better, light winds, sunshine and 80 degree temperatures.