Monday, 24 June 2013

Toronto Tall Ships Festival

Summer is finally here, and it came with sweltering heat. I spent most of my spare time last week finishing the last details on the retaining wall and we finally made an escape this weekend - but instead of escaping the city we headed for the thick of it. Queen's Quay in Toronto.

Our adventures began with a visit to Redpath Sugar's Toronto refinery where they have the sugar museum. I've always wondered what was in there, but never went. Since admission was free today, in we went.

I hope you like this pose, you may see it a few more times...

This is everyone in front of a giant vacuum pump (this machine sucks!) its the same pose, mirrored - and Cuppa is eating his hat.

In the museum there was this sculpture of a tall ship made entirely of sugar and sugar products. Cool beans.

Wait, whats that out side, through the trees I see masts! It must be the Tall Ships festival! I've been looking forward to this for a while, so I was glad to finally see it.

I think this shot would make a great desktop background.

At the War of 1812 booth by Parks Canada:

Snack time!

The festival was part of the War of 1812 commemoration. It included a war of 1812 stage production - the war where everyone lost, and then we all said 'Sorry' and went home. It was a fun day!


  1. Fun! Sometimes I miss living near an ocean....

    1. Lake Ontario is just close enough to an Ocean for me! If you think that was fun, wait till this weekend's adventure kicks in...


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