Josh's friend Hikaru came to visit us on Bowen Island today while on holiday in BC from his home in St. Louis. The beautiful day beckoned so they kayaked out from Bowen Bay toward Keats and Pasley Islands, swam in the cool waters off the beach, soaked in the warm, jetted pool, sauna'd, shared conversation and enjoyed a home-cooked meal, courtesy of Gramma and Papa. And talked a bit of chess, of course. Hikaru and Josh share a mutual passion for the game but found plenty of other things to talk about during their time together. You can read more about this visiting Grandmaster at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikaru_Nakamura.