Water, Water Everywhere – June 27, 2021

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I never tire of walking through Col. Sam Smith Park and now that summer is officially here the paths and walkways are particularly busy with walkers, runners and cyclists. Sometimes I like to veer off onto the many beaches throughout the park and find a log to sit on and just enjoy the shoreline.

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Water, Water Everywhere – Different Perspectives of the Shores of Lake Ontario

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I’ve posted many photos of Lake Ontario at the bottom of my street. Today I walked a little further east and took a couple of shots towards downtown Toronto. Then I went a little further east and took a shot of the area I had just come from.

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I loved how turquoise the water was today (completely untouched…this is the colour).

Water, Water Everywhere – Not What You Were Expecting

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As I was sitting in the car and going through the carwash I decided to take photos from inside the car as the water and colourful soap blasted my front window.

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This photo is clearly was not taken inside the carwash but it’s hard to imagine that it was taken today, on the icy shores of Lake Ontario and not on a beach in Brazil.

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The kayakers, jet skiers, and boaters were also out today.

Water, Water Everywhere – Beamer Falls

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Last week after we walked through Grimsby Beach Village we got back in the car and drove for a short distance up the Niagara Escarpment to the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area.

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The trail from the parking lot led us to a section of the Bruce Trail which brought us to the edge of the escarpment. From there we had a great view of the town of Grimsby, the highway and Lake Ontario.

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We continued hiking west to find the Beamer Waterfall. This area was similar to other parts of the Bruce Trail that we’ve been on. After awhile we could hear the falls but we had to literally walk out onto a road and go around the barriers to see it properly. Luckily the area was dry and we didn’t have to worry about slipping.

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Another beautiful day for a hike and when we find a waterfall it’s alway a bonus.

Water, Water Everywhere – Grimsby Beach

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Today we drove to Grimsby, ON to check out the village of Grimsby and Grimsby Beach. Grimsby is located on the shores of Lake Ontario and is south of Hamilton.

The first stop we made was Grimsby Beach Park. It’s a truly magical setting, with parkland, a rocky beach, pathways and brightly painted cottages (more about that in another post).

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Water, Water Everywhere ….#72 …The Etobicoke Creek

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Our weekly walk took us on a path along the Etobicoke Creek close to our home. The mouth of the creek opens up to Lake Ontario and we started our walk from there. We drove to Marie Curtis Park and headed up along the paved path. We had no idea how far we were going to go but after 2.7 k we were forced to turn around because the path was closed for repairs.

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As you can see from the sign we have a lot more exploring to do when the trail opens up again. Looking forward to a much longer hike next time.

Hilton Falls – Water, Water Everywhere #71

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Another trip to a conservation area with a waterfall.

Last week we took a drive to Halton Hills. We had to make a reservation and we were quite surprised at how many cars were in the parking lot for a Wednesday afternoon. The hike started with a steep climb up a rugged path but this was the most difficult part of the hike. After that the paths were wide and relatively smooth.

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It didn’t take too long before we heard the sound of rushing water.

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As the sound got louder the we noticed that the water moved quickly and before too long we found ourselves at the top of Hilton Falls. This waterfall is 10 metres high and at the base are the ruins of a 19th century sawmill.

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The conservation area also has great picnic sites right by the falls and when COVID is over the fire pit will probably be open to the public again.

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After our lunch we headed back on the path that we came on but there was a fork in the road and we headed toward the reservoir.

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All in all we had a wonderful day. On the way home we took a side road instead of the highway and were impressed with the beautiful countryside so close to the city.