Picnic on the Island ~ Weekend in Review

Island WeekendOn Saturday, a few friends and I headed over to Hanlan’s Point on the Toronto Island for a vegan potluck picnic. I didn’t have an advance ticket so I showed up early to wait in the LONG line. Luckily, it moved quite quickly and I was ready and waiting 20 minutes before we were suppose to meet. Good thing I brought my Kobo! Continue reading

Singing Sands ~ Bruce Peninsula National Park

On Monday, Chad and I decided to go to Singing Sands, a sandy beach on Dorcus Bay that is part of Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory. Thankfully, we got there pretty early. We got a parking space and didn’t run into too many people while we were hiking. By the time we left though, the place was PACKED. Holiday weekends, geesh!

FenFirst things first, we walked the short Boardwalk Loop that goes over a fen. A fen is an alkaline mire, a type of wetland, with some drainage. Continue reading

Road Trip to the Bruce

Chad and I had an extra long weekend! Since the holiday (Canada Day) was on a Tuesday, my office gave me the Monday off too and Chad just took the days off so we could take our new van (a baby blue 1987 VW bus) on a road trip. So we packed up Luna and our stuff (only I forgot a tonne of stuff, like tops for me and PJs) and headed up to Wiarton Saturday morning.

DSC_0192An early start meant minimal traffric and a TBC chocolate donut was the perfect road trip breakfast. Continue reading