Spitting distance…

Pre-Thanksgiving Picnic!

But first, about last week:

A TTC trip and then a ten-minute walk south on Leslie Street took us to the gates of Tommy Thompson Park. Known somewhat irreverently as The Leslie Spit, this walkers’ paradise juts jauntily out into the lake (in several directions) and provides a wonderful place to seek wildlife, beautiful views, quick-growing trees, and… ah! peace. Four of us, quick-steppers all, walked and looked, all the way out to the lighthouse and back. With a picnic and a four-minute siesta in a little cul-de-sac, at the halfway point. What an excellent morning! (And early afternoon!) An excellent challenge, and a beautiful day for it. Glad we finally made this trip.

Have a look:

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Last year, I visited The Spit alone, and followed a different path, along the incomplete construction area. A few different photos, here! And guess what? The week after that past Spit-walk… we took a great Island Thanksgiving walk. Who remembers such things? (Not I.) Anyway, we’re certainly doing that again, too!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Meet at the Y at 9:00, as usual. We’re going by TTC to the ferry docks, and over to the Islands for ANOTHER PICNIC!

There’s no formal plan for this island stroll. We’ll grab whichever ferry leaves first and start walking. RAIN or SHINE! Our wonderful Island friend, Tony, will meet us for lunch, and a bit more walking. There are departing ferries, often, at all three docks on the Island, so you can head home whenever you like, if you have afternoon plans.

You’ll need:

  • TTC fares
  • Ferry fare (it’s return: $7.50 adult/$5.00 senior)
  • Water, sunscreen, shades, hat, umbrella…
  • A picnic! Bring something you’ll look forward to eating! We’ll stop and sit by a lagoon or on the beach, to enjoy an excellent lunch view. Let’s wing it, and just decide when we find the right spot.

This walk will get us back to the Y (or wherever you need to go, in town) by early to mid-afternoon. If that suits you, or if you want to join us for a bit, and then grab a ferry back before the rest, that’s fine. C’mon along!


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, next week (the official date, that is!).  We’re taking our picnic (this week) a week early, to try to include more folks. So, let’s take a St. Lawrence Market area/antique market walk next Sunday. That should be terrific.

Lots of great walks ahead. Leaves will start to change colour soon. Fall really is the best season for walking!


Feel free to bring a friend along to share our walks. That has always turned out well! We’ll see you soon.

You’re just finding WestWalking for the first time?!

Welcome. You really should walk with us!
See you Sunday!

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2 thoughts on “Spitting distance…

  1. Hi Lori, just wanted to let you know I won’t be joining you tomorrow. Hope you have some nice weather and a great time. It’s all go here.


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