That wonderful weather was accompanied by a wide range of sights and activities along our walk. Everything seemed to be in bloom. The trees, the hedges, the lilacs … OH! the lilacs! Such sweet perfumes. The trees not in bloom were fully in leaf, giving us glorious greens and reds against the brilliant blue sky.
When we got to the Lakeshore our way was blocked by the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The road was blockaded and what seemed like thousands of cyclists were zooming along on their way to points west. So, the intrepid TPWers that we are, turned around and worked our way along the bottom of High Park, along the Queensway, and across the footbridge at the bottom of Roncesvalles. As we wound our way along the Lakeshore we commented on the level of the lake water. As we neared Ontario Place we came upon the route marshals for the run for Children’s Mental Health, and not too long after we saw the runners themselves. As we neared our turning point in Coronation Park, we were exposed, and I don’t use that word lightly, to the single proponent of naked cycling - no, I am not going to describe it, I’ve been scarred enough already.
On our return journey we ran across the Canadian Geese goslings. It was a herd of goslings being minded by two watchful adult geese, while the other parents had peace and quiet swimming in the lake. Those goslings are getting big. Their wings are getting feathers to go with that chic gosling fuzz on the rest of their bodies.
It’s wonderful what a glorious weekend brings out of the woodwork. And if we weren’t walking, just think of all the 'sights' we would have missed!