And Even More Pics

On Canada Day, I intended to visit one of the Harbor Front Festivals, but as it turned out, nearly all of Toronto had had the same idea, and me + crowds + heat = not goodz. So I decided to take the ferry to the islands — not that this did me any good: What I had not realised was that the islands are basically a small-scale (and charmingly quaint) amusement park. Instead of nature, I encountered even more crowds. But after I had bought some candy and had done some brisk walking, I eventually found some spots where the crowds had thinned (yay!). As you can see from the pictures, it was a beautiful day with a lot of sunshine and a deep blue sky, and I immensely enjoyed walking along the lakeshore.

There were seagulls …

And swan boats …


And dreamy canals …


And some kind of farm / mini-zoo thingie with loads and loads of peacocks …


And lovely views …


And even more lovely views …


Indeed, there’s even a small colony of people living on the islands in wonderfully old-fashioned houses (see the flag? It’s Canada Day!) …


But in the end, the crowds and the sunshine did get to me and I developed a monstrous headache. Stopping at one of the restaurants, drinking a bit pot of Earl Grey and eating a slice of cheesecake helped (pouring half of the tea into my lap didn’t, though). Tea and sugar always helps! (Well, quite often anyway.)