The trailer and canoe were towed to Ambleside Park for an early departure at 7am. Breakfast was a hasty meal of bagels with cream cheese, and cucumbers. Our destination was Gibson’s Island to stay with friends for two nights: due to rough weather, we sheltered in Crafton Bay, however, and we were towed the final distance to Gibson’s where our friends met us and took us to their home. Food was great and my bedroom was a warm out-house. The generous meal and hospitality was touching – I never fail to be impressed by hosts when I am travelling. I can’t wait to get out into the wild – I still feel that I am on a tour ship.