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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Flying the New Zealand flag in Toronto

If you look really hard you can see it!!
I spent a wonderful two days in Toronto. It is the largest city I have ever been in - for a farmgirl like me it was mind bogglingly huge.
Night or day it was hustle bustle!
The view from my room.
And again.
The highlight of my time there was a day tour to The Niagra Falls.
My first sighting of the Falls was from the restaurant we had lunch at...what a backdrop for our meal!
I didn't realise before that The Niagra Falls consists of 2 sets of falls ... the most well known ones are the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on the right in the photo above - and the falls on the left are the American Falls.
After lunch we had a boat trip - great fun!
(Can you make out the tiny looking boat under the falls!)
In spite of the fancy raincoats we got rather wet!
A walk along the path later helped to dry out the jeans and gave some great views.
(Don't forget you can click on them to enlarge them.)
Looking back towards the American side.
After all the excitement I slept well that night.
The next day I took a city bus tour. Very interesting. Toronto was having a cold spell while I was there (spring had gone awol for a few days) so it was chilly on the tour bus but a hot drink at the comfort stop helped a lot!
Buildings of all shapes and sizes, old and new.
Construction everywhere.
Trying to photograph the long long streets.
And there ends my visit to Toronto... and this post!
Thank you for reading along,
I'll be back soon with more travelling :-)

21 comments:

Susan said...

The falls look amazing. Great trip.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Woo hoo have a fantastic time ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Maria said...

WOW! Fabulous both the falls and the city....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic Raewyn! You do look all rugged up...you are having a wonderful trip x

Barbara said...

An amazing experience Raewyn. Thanks for ahring your adventure.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have been to the American side of the falls once - it sure was pretty!

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
more and more adventures. You have a really good time, the fotos say it very clear.
Many hugs
sigisart

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a fun (and chilly) adventure. The falls are gorgeous. You didn't want to try going over them in a barrel?????

Fiona said...

what a great experience at the Falls... wonderful
Hugz

Ali Honey said...

Yes I see it.
I am enjoying your adventure along with you as you go. I have never been to that part of the world. Stay safe. Have fun.

Leeanne said...

Wow! The city does look lively and bright! I bet you won't forget those falls.........they look HUGE! Safe travels.

Tarn said...

Aren't you a cute wee mums

margaret said...

what a great time you are having and how wonderful not just to see the falls but get so close to them in the boat surely a time you will remember foever

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh okay, I'm sooo envious now. Thanks for taking us along with you, vicariously ;)

Rose Marie said...

If I was still living in T.O., I would have had you over for a meal. Glad that you enjoyed your visit there.

Janet O. said...

Aren't the Falls majestic? Haven't been since I was a teenager (just a few years ago), but the memory is still strong. The boat ride sounds fun. We took a walk that takes you down behind the falls. We got pretty wet, too, in spite of the fashionable rain gear. : )

kiwikid said...

The falls are amazing have heard lots about them but not been there...good to see the flag flying where you go!! Enjoying your travels.

Karen S said...

I am so pleased you were able to be a tourist and take in the sights.
The falls are amazing. There is no way to describe how they look. You jut have to be there!

Doniene said...

Oh my! Thanks for the photo tour! Not a place we have visited, but maybe someday! If you had trouble in the. If city what do you think would happen to me! LOL!!

Jenny said...

The falls are amazing - we visited a few years ago, and did the boat trip! Thanks for the memories!!

Lesley said...

What a world traveler you are! You have some great pics!