I worked my way through the Fortress of Winds, finding the Mole Claws on the way, and killed the boss at the end. He was rather like one of the bosses from Wind Waker, with his big floaty grabby hands, only had added Minishness required for defeating him. Sadly, there was no Element to be had at the end of the dungeon, as it had been taken away for “safe keeping”. Bah.
Back to the town, and stacks more Kinstones later, I went round collecting the secrets they uncovered. Also went on a Minish Quest in the town to get the Power Bracelet, which helped out when collecting library books. I also have the Flippers now too, so can swim, and have made it to the dungeon where the Water Element lies.