As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Toronto Buskerfest

Theatre District

This weekend Toronto’s St. Lawrence market, which is downtown close to the theatre district, was home to the Toronto Buskerfest.

Remembering when I was young at the CNE

We passed the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on the way down to the CNE. The Michael-Lee Crystal building looks like a fallen piece of glass embedded in the ancient stone buildings of the surrounding neighborhood. It

When I was young, I lived for a time in downtown Toronto’s Parkdale area near one of the gates of the CNE. Being only a block or two from the entrance to the CNE we were on the doorstep to just about the most breathlessly wonderful place on earth where every summer night while it was open, the smells and sounds of the Canadian National Exhibition sweetened my dreams.

Lake Ontario Beaches vs Antigua’s Beaches

Lake Ontario beaches are conveniently close for people in Toronto, but you can only find Antiguan beaches in Antigua.

It may seem ridiculous to some to compare Antigua’s warm coral sand beaches to the freshwater beaches in Toronto that are fed by cold Canadian streams. Even in June the kids only put their feet in the water at this Canadian beach for a couple minutes before they run out squealing from the cold.

Tadpoles

I have never see tadpoles on any beach in Antigua. Here in Canada the kids caught some tadpoles near the beach at Bluffer’s park.

Young Shooter

Some people seem to be born wanting to take pictures. His camera comes nearly everywhere there are neat things to take pictures of.

My son is quite a photographer for his age. I got an old Nikon F70 film camera for free and gave it to him. Since then he is rarely without it when we engage in any outdoor activities.

Bluffers Park

The sandy cliffs of the Scarborough Bluffs can be accessed through Bluffers Park.]

Bluffer’s park is on the vast fresh water (in terms of cleanliness not so fresh actually) but in places stunningly beautiful waters of Lake Ontario. It is one of a great many places to go walking or hiking in Ontario.

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