Wednesday, September 14, 2016

10,000 Steps

Ever since I "discovered" the built-in app in my cellphone that counts the steps I take daily, I have been taking longer and farther walks during my lunch break. The struggle to do 10K steps in a day is now real.

And along the way I discovered beautiful places in my concrete jungle.

“Go in the direction of where your peace is coming from.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Volunteer Year 4

Just completed my minimum 4 shifts as a TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) volunteer. After 4 years, I can safely say this year has been the most fun. Festival Street* was such a good choice and it never bored me (nor any of the volunteers).

Away they go...

Getting ready...

Line ups, line ups... 

Day and...



Concert anytime!

Festival Road Sign

*Festival Street - King Street from University to Peter. Closed to traffic Thursday to Sunday. 4 days of fun!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Toronto Centre - Revisited

I can no longer recall the last time I was at Toronto Islands. Must have been 8 to 9 years ago. Those days when I chase sunsets and flowers on macro. My crazy over photography days. So with girlfriends in tow - we revisited the islands. Actually, 2 were first timers!

The Gilbraltar Lighthouse near Hanlan's point.

The CN Tower viewed from the island.

At the Island Cafe garden - steps away from Ward's Point.

Just one of the beautiful homes on the island.

A better view of the Toronto skyline.

It was a "workout" day covering around 12 kilometers of walking from end to end of the island. An error committed by no one else but yours truly. Oh well - geography was never my strength.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.”
~ Wendell Berry

“But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations.” 
~ Gwyn Thomas

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MacGregor Memories

After 5 years, camped at MacGregor Point Provincial Park again during the Victoria Day weekend. The park has not changed much. It is still the same calm, serene, relaxing place I love.

 Overlooking Lake Huron.

 The pond.



Wishing we stayed longer.