Lake Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Feeling happy, inspired, satiated, I set out through campus and found the trail through the woods that leads to Lake Ontario. You can smell the lake from campus, although you can’t see it. I always like a trail to a lake. This one passes through a wooded area, a field of wildflowers and birdhouses, then branches to go up or down the lakeshore. I went down, along boardwalks by a marina, back onto a path, and found a beach where several people were kiteboarding, like punctuation marks flying through the sky.
You never have the trail to yourself in Toronto, there are all kinds of people, all kinds of languages, a world of people out enjoying a summer day by the lake. It’s invigorating to be among them. Looking out I had a view of endless water, such a wonderful sense of space in a big, crowded city. Walking back, I had a view of downtown in the distance. What a wonderful week this has been.
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus to Lake Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, and back
Date: 13 July, 2018
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, as a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy).