Discovering Toronto

We started here. This bit was quite nice.

We started here. This bit was quite nice.

Yesterday my sister Lucy and I ditched the kid in daycare and headed off on our own for the day. There was a lot of swearing. Not for any particular reason – it was just nice to not have to mind our language for a bit…

We decided to tackle one of Toronto’s “Discovery Walks” – a two-hour trek around the Humber Valley.

So what did we discover? Basically, that this walk was frankly rubbish. After trekking through a couple of housing estates, past a sewage farm, across the river at Lake Ontario – which was admittedly quite picturesque – back through some construction work, a petrol station, and some more housing estates (following a garbage lorry – ewwwwwww, stinky!) we were very unimpressed.

Halfway. This bit was nice too. The rest was rubbish.

Halfway. This bit was nice too. The rest was rubbish.

Then we went and ate our own bodyweight in sushi:

NOM NOM NOM. I left it just a bit too late to get the camera out to capture its full glory.

NOM NOM NOM. I left it just a bit too late to get the camera out to capture its full glory.

And finally headed to a pub for the afternoon to settle down for some serious knitting:

A lovely way to spend a cild-free afternoon. Note the non-alcoholic pina colada, and the sock in progress.

A lovely way to spend a cild-free afternoon. Note the non-alcoholic pina colada, and the sock in progress.

Along the way, I hit up Romni Wool – an awesome yarn shop – with my credit card, which did not escape unscathed. But I’ll blog about my adventures in attempting to buy all the wool in Canada in a later post.

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8 responses to “Discovering Toronto

  1. You need to visit us, and the Needle Emporium in Ancaster!

    • I’d love to, but we have a full itinerary of paddling pool visits, lab BBQs and margaritas (once the baby has gone to bed…)

  2. Want us to come to you? Are you in TO this weekend?

    • It’s a bit tricky as my sis has planned a bunch of stuff, and I’m leaving on Sunday. But next time I’ll be more organised and try to see you all.

  3. No worries – have a great time and hopefully see you at Festinho.

    k

  4. Love the Coconut Chai…and the pina colada…and the child-free day.

  5. like the sock cocktail very tasty!

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