Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Escape

This weekend, we escaped the hustle and bustle of the city in search of tranquility and open spaces. We visited friends who live about two hours north of Toronto on Georgian Bay.

Georgian Bay is separated from the main part of Lake Huron by the Bruce Peninsula. It has more than 30,000 islands and over 2,000 kilometres of shoreline. In the summer months, it attracts tourists from far and wide, who come to enjoy nature and the fabulous beaches.

As you can probably tell from the photographs, it was quiet during our visit, due to the unseasonably cold temperatures. The wind was whipping up the waves and we didn't spend any longer than necessary outdoors.

On Sunday, we visited Blue Mountain, which is a ski resort during the winter months. It is a long time since our last visit, when the resort was in the early stages of development. I think that it has a certain charm, which is so often lacking in modern developments.

Sadly, it was such a cold day, that we only had a quick walk through the resort before looking for shelter from the bitter winds.

This photograph shows one of the ski runs in the background.

And the building with the canopy is a chocolate shop, which we felt obliged to visit! After all, what could be nicer than sharing chocolate with friends?


There was a fire in the grate in the centre of the square, but it was too cold to even stand around it and enjoy the warmth!

We stayed an extra night and came home yesterday feeling refreshed for a change in routine.

Speaking of changes in routine, I have decided to take a blogging break. I have a lot going on in my life at the moment and I don't have time to dedicate to writing and visiting you all. I am not sure how long I will be gone, but I will be back.