Our trip to Toronto - day 6

Yesterday the weather started to change, it was raining in the evening. Not that we were complaining, it was predicted all week and only now did it actually happen. We were preparing ourselves for a wet and gloomy day. We would be pleasantly surprised, but I am getting ahead of my story.

When I woke up around 8:00, I heard the strangest sounds, almost like the coyotes we hear back home on occasion. I was too lazy to get up and check out where the noise came from, but around 8:30, we finally got out of bed and looked out our window. There was a marathon right below us, and it looked liked all of Toronto was out running! The road was blocked for traffic, to let streams and streams of runners go through. Obviously that had been going on for a while, and we managed to see the "slower" runners get to the finish. It turned out that this was the waterfront marathon with over 25,000 runners, which was to finish almost right below us! What a surprise to see this!

As it was still very windy and wet, we decided to take our brollies and have breakfast in a place that promised to serve the "best cheesecake in the world". Whether it was really the BEST I don't know, but it sure was good! By then the weather had changed into a very mild day, in fact the warmest so far, with a watery sun peeking from behind the clouds.

So our plans changed once again, we went to the waterfront and got a ticket to Toronto Island! What a treat! The ferry ride was very pretty, and then we found ourselves looking at Toronto from afar. Toronto island is very quiet (no cars), with a few private residences and a huge parklike area.

We went for a stroll, and started chatting with two other couples that visited the island. Murray talks to anybody, so he teased one of the gentlemen who was wearing a tie to the beach. They laughed and mentioned they had to go to a meeting, and of course we asked what kind. To our surprise, we found out we go to the same type of gatherings! So we had a very happy time talking about our respective congregations, and spent the rest of our walk with them.

Addresses exchanged, pictures taken, and we ended up with more best friends once again! What a small world... It was soon time to go back to the mainland again.

After we parted, Mur and I walked through a large underground mall but exhausted by then, soon afterwards we went back to the hotel for a rest. We had supper at a very nice Korean restaurant, where Murray talked the sweet little owner into selling us two pairs of chopsticks as a souvenir.

We went back to the hotel to pack our bags... the end of a delightful vacation. But we are sure we'll be back in Toronto in the not too distant future, we absolutely loved every minute of it.


  1. Great to read you had such a wonderful holiday and that you met some great people! Toronto Island looks amazing, that will be on my list if I ever make it to Toronto. Once again great blogs about your trip and amazing photos to go along with it!


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