Monday, July 15, 2013

City Views

You can travel from one end of the Toronto Island to the other by bike at an easy pace in 15 minutes, but I usually find myself stopping here and there to take in the views.

There is nothing quite like it anywhere on earth, and it still amazes me that there are native Torontonians who have never been. 

Spent the last two weekends there on the boat. What a pleasure!

QCYC one weekend, followed by Hanlan's Point the next.

I feel such ease there. No deadlines, just time to hang out and enjoy the views of the skyline, the beaches, and the gardens on Ward's Island.

I felt an uncomplicated happiness I haven't felt in a long, long time last Saturday morning when we nabbed a place on the Wall after floating at anchor. Alex and Penny were coming and we wanted a place where they could join us and set up a tent.  We lucked out with a site that was perfect for a game of bocci and a short pedal to the beach. Later that night went for a bike ride to watch the quarter moon float in the waves and sit in the cool breeze on the pier.

QCYC - city skyline in the mist
Birdhouse on Algonquin

beach on Hanlan's

wooden boardwalk on Ward's