What a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving….cruising around Toronto’s stunning Lake Ontario harbour and islands, watching the planes come in and snapping away like a crazed tourist! I love taking quickee “stay-cations” or playing hookey mid-week and taking off for a calming boat cruise through the islands. Today is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada and everyone is busy roasting turkeys and shuffling between family homes with pumpkin pies and bottles of wine. Me? Well, I’m thankful to have access to simple pleasures like harbour boat cruises and the nice folks at Toronto Harbour Tours didn’t disappoint www.harbourtourstoronto.caCaptain Dylan (pictured above) and Cruise Director Mike welcomed me aboard then cast off for a 1 hour tour – unlike Gilligan and his 3hr tour, there was little chance of getting shipwrecked. We cast off our boat, the Shipsands, and headed out into Lake Ontario, past all the condos and restaurants…..
What a beautiful city and waterfront we have. I sometimes forget the beauty that’s just minutes from my front door. My sailing buddies were a fun bunch showing their out of town friends around the city.
As our boat was returning, we caught this scary plane landing…must have been Sully at the controls!
Whew, that was a close call. More picturesque photo opps….…then aloha and farewell to Capt. Dylan and Mike (who’s being dive-bombed here by a rogue seagull)The fun didn’t end there…I remembered there was an artisans’ market further along the harbourfront so I set forth to forage for food and oh boy…peameal bacon on a kaiser roll – my favourite!!And dessert courtesy of Carla’s Cookie Box! Yummmmm
So Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all my blog readers…wishing you lots of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pies…burp!