Saturday, July 9, 2011

Waaaade In the Waaa-ter: Enjoying Lake Ontario

OK, here's an interesting fact about the Great Lakes (of which Lake Ontario is one): Today less than one percent of the water of the Great Lakes is renewable on an annual basis (precipitation and groundwater). The rest is a legacy from the last ice age, or “fossil” water.

So, Emily, Andy, Alex and I spent a nice day last week (July 3rd, to be exact) wading in a very large, very ancient, puddle of water!  And that water was still pretty darn coooooold!  The kind of cold that numbs your feet and makes your calf muscles ache . . . well, at least until they get numb too; and then you can relax for a bit and enjoy it.

But clearly some people aren't as bothered by the cold water.

Downtown Toronto is just visible across the lake (easier to see in person)

It's also a luxury to enjoy a beach, yet still have shady trees nearby.  Soooo nice.  :-)

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