Monday, March 28, 2016

A Walk on the Toronto Islands

On Easter weekend John and I decided to bike over to the Toronto Islands for a holiday excursion with our friend Shelley.

Fun to pull away from the shore.
We caught the 3 o'clock ferry to Wards Island on a sunny afternoon.
 A number of Toronto families had the same idea.
 A glimpse of the yacht club across from the Wards Island dock.
 We dropped in our our friend Q at her cottage and she suggested a hike into the woods.
 It reminded me of traditional Good Friday hikes of my youth.
 We emerged on the east side of the Islands with the lakers in the channel.
Lakeside moss.
 After a stroll along the quay we headed back into the brush.
 There was little visible sign of Spring other than the sun and relatively high temperatures.
 Birch trees amid the dogwood.
 Finally we arrived at the sandy beach on the north side of Ward's Island.
 This brave soul even tried wading. Brrrrrr!
A glance back along the beach 
 from the north side boardwalk.
 Then we headed south to cross the bridge to Algonquin Island.
 Algonquin has lovely cottages both big and small and mature trees
 as well as a great view of Toronto and its harbour.
The sun was setting as we caught the ferry back to the mainland. What a lovely Easter excursion!

4 comments:

  1. I had a wonderful time with wonderful people and in nature - can't beat that.

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  2. Tomatoes from CanadaMarch 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    It was a lovely afternoon wasn't it. We must go back when things are lush! And the water warm!
    Bill

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  3. I'm so glad you all dropped by. I thoroughly enjoyed your visit. It was a delightful way to spend the afternoon... I hope you'll come back again soon!

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  4. Tomatoes from CanadaMarch 30, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Thanks for your hospitality and the great guided tour, Q!

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