A sunny day ☼

Walking time!
But first, about last week:


Just a “short” walk. About 16km, all told. A couple of us walked down to Sunnyside Beach, and back, to enjoy the neighbourhood, the sun, and the lake. And I only took one photo to prove it – about a block from here! (So much for proof. But we’ve been to the beach a couple of times before… a few nice pix here)

It was beautiful to see the beach enjoyed by swimmers, kayakers, dragonboaters… and wanderers, like us. What a great morning. Here’s that photo. Entirely unrelated to the walk destination, Sally and I enjoyed the enormous blooms on this neighbourhood hosta lily (also, I watched this yard’s neat stone path being created, several years back):

Pretty Dovercourt hosta in bloom

Pretty Dovercourt hosta in bloom

Other walking stuff? A few of us enjoyed a wonderful park supper at Dufferin Grove Park, last Friday. And another bunch of us, and some new friends, had a great trip to the Rouge River beach, on the First Story Bus – to hear about Toronto’s indigenous past, see the end of the PanAm Path and enjoy sun and waves at the mouth of the river. Lots of fun – and very interesting to see a large turbine, next to the Pickering nuclear plant… Times, perhaps, a-changin’.

Turbine and Pickering plant, in the distance, from Rouge Beach

Turbine and Pickering plant, in the distance, from Rouge Beach

This week, on August 23, 2015…

Let’s walk east to Queen’s Park. We’re invited to see a Falun Gong meditative exercise group (and you are welcome to join in, if you wish). We’ll also re-visit the serene Lester B. Pearson Garden for Peace and International Understanding. Yes, there is a theme here. Not really intentional, just geographic! Please join us for a great morning. Sunscreen and water highly recommended.

As always, feel free to bring friends!

Coming right up:

Like to plan ahead? Save next week for another walk to Kensington, to enjoy Pedestrian Sunday’s treats and artful offerings (some of us really hope they’ll still have lobster rolls!). What better way to wrap up summer? Then, September is festival time: Dragonboats (on a special day – Donna, if you read this, let me know your team’s time?), the Cabbagetown Festival, Roncey’s Polish Festival, and David Suzuki’s Homegrown Park Crawl. Fall is a great time to walk in T.O.

See you soon!

Are you reading about our club for the first time?

Welcome. You really should walk with us! See you in the morning!

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