It has been quite windy in Port Aransas since my arrival. One morning when the tide was very low, the off shore breeze was so strong that there were no waves and the Gulf waters lapped calmly at the shoreline. There have been few shore birds on the beach. When we walked Friday morning, the wind had changed direction and was blowing strongly from the north. Again, there were few birds, only a few royal terns facing into the wind.