Canada, The First Week

May 10, 2007 at 3:32 pm 1 comment

We’ve done a lot over the past week. Signed our lease, got our medicare cards updated and I joined Hart House so I can get back to the gym.

Our apartment is right down town and actually 3 floors directly above our old one. Talk about luck. We move into the place in June. This is our little oasis in the middle of downtown Toronto.

Yesterday, Pearl took us to a park right near her place. Consider this, the park is in an urban area, cycling distance (long maybe) from downtown Toronto. When we went I felt that the ambience and feelings were Canada. This park represented how I felt about Canada. It was great. I had never felt that way before but as Alex explained, sometimes you have to leave and come back before you notice these things. It was so true. There were loons diving for fish, geese flying low over the water and lines of other water fowl flying in formation past the point. The mist was light and the air cool. It really struck me that I was back in Canada.

Not many people around either. After the crowds in Barcelona, this was nice.

The trees had not yet grown their new leaves and most of them held only the hint of green. Some were further along than others but the mixture was lovely. Subtle coloring in the background and calm waters made for a sensuous ambiance.

The boats were ready for another season and people were out cleaning and socializing. For boaters, it was more socializing than cleaning……

Alex exploring the photo ops of bleached driftwood. She bought herself a new digital camera and was testing it out.

We had a great time thanks to Pearl. We will be doing this once a week like we did in Barcelona. We hope to pick a neighborhood in Toronto every week and go exploring with our cameras. I’ll post something about where we went and some photos and if I can, I’ll give a little history. Our friends in Barcelona will be able to know more about Canada. I hope it makes them interested enough to come visit.

Entry filed under: Alan's Blog, Beaches, Blog, Canada, Day to Day, Friends, Parks, Photography, Random, Uncategorized.

The Voyage Home New Beginings ???? Maybe ……….

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  • 1. Cliff Moen  |  June 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Alan!
    I did not know that you were leaving Barcelona! We need to discuss these things more often. Welcome back to Canada.

    I went looking for you on Skype because my daughter is just leaving England to spend a week in Barcelona and I thought she might find you. She doesn’t give us a lot of warning about these adventures. I thought she was going straight to Nice for her month of practising French.

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