Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Visit to Ward's Island

 On Labour Day Weekend, John and I were invited to visit Q and her daughter, Hilary, on Ward's Island. Our friend, Shelley, was invited too but didn't know the way to Q's so we accompanied her as guides.
 Cameras were at the ready.
 There's a pretty little beach just to the left of the Ward's Island docks
 with a great view of the Toronto skyline across the harbour. 
 We gave Shelley a quick tour of the Island settlement
 before heading to Q's street.
 Q and Hilary are all unpacked now.
 Hilary's work table and new bookshelves. The place looks great!
 Soon the picnic table in the yard was being piled with our potluck brunch
 and conversation swirled around the kitchen.
 The picnic table was laden with good things to eat
 and we all dug in. Nancy and Stephen in the background.
 Our friend Cathy arrived just as we began
 and brought a salad decorated with nasturtiums.
 We drank proseccho and mineral water.
 Here's Cathy's portrait of the Tomatoes From Canada.
 After some chat we headed off to see the Ward's Island Beach.
 Sand, sun and Lake Ontario.
 Cathy and Q got into bathing suits and ran into the water.
 John and I hope to return to this little bit of summer soon.
Then it was back to Rebecca's for desserts! A galette of raspberries, cherries and blackberries, a peach crisp and a tarte of peaches and blueberries. Everyone had some of them all! Lucky us!
After six hours of fun on the island we headed back to the dock
to catch the ferry to the mainland in a glow of the setting sun. What a lovely way to end the summer!


  1. It was lovely! Can't wait to do it again :-)

  2. As always, your pictures are wonderful. You really recreate the fun and beauty of the day. That's a splendid portrait Cathy did of the Tomatoes. It's such a delight when you visit... let's do it again!

  3. Glad you enjoyed the post, Q! It was a delightful afternoon. Invite us again and we will appear!

  4. Wow it really looks like you have gone to another world on Ward's Island. Bye bye smog and concrete.
    Lovely photos! Glad you could severely relax.
    Lisa R-R

  5. It really was lovely, Lisa, and so near! Ward's Island beach will be on our agenda for coming summers.