Oops, this is from a month ago…
I’d never visited any parks in Toronto before, so Easter weekend we took a look at some of the old growth oak trees at High Park— massive and so lovely! Next time we’ll bring a picnic.
Recently I’ve been fascinated by the book Ontario’s Old-Growth Forests: A Guidebook Complete with History, Ecology and Maps by Michael Henry and Peter Quinby. I think Eric is getting tired of my mini “lectures” about tree species every morning at breakfast (and every other chance I get). Anyway, here’s my list of some of the forests I want to visit, with any luck, starting this summer:
View Old Growth Forests in a larger map
A more complete map of all the forests covered in the book is available at:
On an afternoon hike at the Arboretum we stumbled upon the side trail to Inglis Falls. Didn’t go all the way to the falls, but the icy river was gorgeous!
After lunch, our next stop was the Museum of Fine Arts. We had to walk a bit through Citadelpark to get there. I had fun taking photos while Eric hurried ahead.
I was creeped out when Eric bought a GPS watch this week– I simply find tracking, and especially the sharing of gathered info with third parties, just plain disturbing. But I managed to find a fun use for the watch anyway: we strapped it to Abbey and mapped her off-leash route around the park. That might throw off the CIA or whoever else is aggregating GPS watch data…
Anyway, you can watch Abbey’s path in this video:
And view Abbey’s pace and speed statistics:
Stay tuned for a comparison with Sage later this week.
To avoid heatstroke this week, we got the dogs shaved down to the beards and took them swimming a bunch of times. This trip to Riverside Park turned Abbey into a swamp monster a mere hour after she came back from the beauty salon.
And a bumpy overexposed video to match: