Sherwood Forest

We came to the UK yesterday and met up with Jessica and family in the Sherwood Forest. There is an Italian restaurant with a Vespa and the kids liked that. We are spending a few days together here.

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Simon Fraser University

I took a trip up Burnaby Mountain today and visited my old university, Simon Fraser, on top of the hill. The weather is great and it was nice to spend some time there. I taught a guest seminar for graduate students in the Faculty of Science and interacting with young, smart people is always fun.

Nice weather

We have enjoyed wonderful fall weather this week with warm and sunny days. Our time is taken up by meeting friends and family, and I played a bit of golf and had a few biotech meetings. Tonight the sunset was so spectacular that we went to English Bay to properly enjoy it.

Fall in Vancouver

The boat is packed up for the winter and we are in Vancouver. Sheila is busy with a bathroom renovation, I am preparing a guest lecture, and we both are enjoying spending time with friends. The weather has been cold and wet, but today the sun came out in the morning and it is supposed to stay nice for a few days. Stanley Park has a definite fall feeling to it though.

Another day in the sun

I left Winter Cove this morning to stop for lunch at the pub in Port Browning. When I anchored there I noticed that the boat next to me was IBIS, a Beneteau Oceanis 351 that we owned from 2003 to 2006. The current owner uses the boat to teach sailing and we had a nice chat.

Later, I went on to James Bay on Prevost Island, where I had not been before. There is a nice apple orchard there, and a good 4  km hike to the lighthouse. The day has been very warm and sunny.

IBIS

James Bay