I spent the evening yesterday on Ibis, a 35 foot sailboat we owned from 2003 to 2006. Gary, the current owner, runs a successful sailing business on it (blackfishsailing.com) and it was nice to see the boat in such great shape and swap a few stories with Gary and his students. Ibis even features on the training book now.

The night was windy but not as much rain as forecast. Today I went to Rum Island for a walk. We had never been here before. During prohibition this island was used to smuggle rum, but I did not find any.


For the night I came to Sidney Spit, always a favourite. I tied up at the dock, something else we had never done before. The afternoon turned out beautiful and sunny.

Our previous sailboat IBIS
Rum Island without the rum
View of Mount Baker from Sidney Spit