Toronto day 3

2011/08/27

Spent the day with Navtej today. It has been 19 years since we last saw each other, not counting a trip he made to Vancouver last year where he was too busy to really visit.  It was good to catch up.  I got to see his new house, and we did a little shoreline touring.

First stop was the Scarborough Bluffs, but it was too foggy to see much. I ended up getting more of a jungle style picture:

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We then got snacks and walked around the Leslie Spit a bit.  My father used to take me fishing out on the spit, and I wanted to try and repro this picture from that era:

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Back then the spit was a bit of an industrial wasteland, though I believe part of it was defined as parkland even back then. Now it’s mostly parkland and preserved historic industrial buildings.  I didn’t have time to go far enough out to reach the same spot as that picture, so this will have to do:

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Found a crab apple tree near here and ate one.  Too sweet, but it was still a nice touch – I loved crab apples as a kid and haven’t had any in that long either.

Then we attended:

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Cirque du Soleil.  I’ve never done this before, nor had Nav.  It was pretty steep – cheapest tickets were $65, but we sprung $95 for slightly better seats.

It was a pretty good show – I’d say it is definitely worth seeing once.

I moved out of the Westin hotel today and am now staying with my cousin Tanya and her husband Ralph, in their spare room.  Very generous of them, and it gives me a bit more freedom to do take my time and do my stuff here.

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