I’d been known for some years as Captain Haiku before I created a website titled “Captain Haiku's Secret Hideout” in all of two hours in September of 1997. The site lasted eleven years, unchanged, as a free site on America Online until the company shut down its free site hosting in October of 2008, whereupon I moved the Captain Haiku site to its new location. This photo, taken 8 August 2009, was on the boat cruise on the Ottawa River that culminated the 2009 Haiku North America conference at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa. See more pictures. I clearly need to get my own captain’s hat!