It’s still Winter. I attempted a re-boot to install Spring, but got an error message instead …. Try Again Later.
Some minor Spring functions succeeded in loading properly. The sun feels warmer now – although the wind still carries too much bite – and temperatures have been nudging northwards. They are now hugging the melting point with puddles showing up everywhere.
Meanwhile, down at Bluffer’s Marina, which is the site of my Changing Seasons project, everything is still ice covered and snowy. I decided to explore further along the shoreline for a change of scenery – hoping to discover something new.
Just a short-ish walk down the road is a public beach. How did I not know this?!
The ice has jammed up quite high along the shore so it’s a challenge to even see the water, let alone get anywhere near it … or we could simply pretend it’s a beautiful white sand beach.
It was nice to see people out enjoying the gorgeous sunshine but the picnic areas were still pretty barren.
During my walk, I never lost sight of the Scarborough Bluff which runs for miles along the shoreline to the east.
In addition to Bluffer’s Marina, I found the Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club just down the road. No boats were wintering in the water at CBYC but it appears they have winter activities going on at this club. That is not open water in the harbour … it appears this section may have been cleared for ice skating.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the marina, I needed to check out how my feathered friends were doing after the coldest February on record in the Toronto area. Not very many ducks and swans around today, but lots of clumpy ice popping around in this sheltered inlet. The warm(er) weather must have encouraged the birds to get out and stretch their wings.
As if to confirm my theory, a flock of seagulls celebrated the sunshine with a flypast.
It was a beautiful day to be out walking along the shoreline. It may still look and feel like winter, but spring is in the air.
I couldn’t resist adding one more photo from earlier this week when Helen and I were walking along the shoreline trail several kilometers further east. Helen spied this beauty trying to hide from us. Wildlife in the city!
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