On Easter weekend John and I decided to bike over to the Toronto Islands for a holiday excursion with our friend Shelley.
We caught the 3 o'clock ferry to Wards Island on a sunny afternoon.
A number of Toronto families had the same idea.
A glimpse of the yacht club across from the Wards Island dock.
We dropped in our our friend Q at her cottage and she suggested a hike into the woods.
It reminded me of traditional Good Friday hikes of my youth.
We emerged on the east side of the Islands with the lakers in the channel.
There was little visible sign of Spring other than the sun and relatively high temperatures.
Birch trees amid the dogwood.
Finally we arrived at the sandy beach on the north side of Ward's Island.
This brave soul even tried wading. Brrrrrr!
A glance back along the beach
from the north side boardwalk.
Then we headed south to cross the bridge to Algonquin Island.
Algonquin has lovely cottages both big and small and mature trees
as well as a great view of Toronto and its harbour.
The sun was setting as we caught the ferry back to the mainland. What a lovely Easter excursion!