Contrary to our last topic of the Toronto Path, today Gemma and I ventured out into the cold to visit Scarborough Bluffs roughly 10km east of where we live on Lake Ontario.
A short walk from the bus stop took us to the top of the bluffs where on a clear day you can see across the lake to the USA. Today was very much overcast, hovering just below 0 degrees C.
Here we walked across the top which has a (frozen) park and walking trail where you can see the marina and man made land formations below but we really wanted to get to the bottom where we would be able to appreciate the height off the cliffs (~65m). So we found a comparitively mild decending trail complete with icy mud where we were able to scamper down.
Once down we were able to take some photos, have a wander around and catch our breath. There is some kind of water treatment at the base of the bluffs for the areas stormwater using a series of man-made inlets, filters and mangroves of some sort.
By this time it was about 3pm and we were getting a little hungry (we thought there might have been somewhere for lunch at the marina but as with a lot of things it is closed over winter) so we headed off. Not being game to return the way we came we walked along the roadside up the very steep incline and I’d estimate another 3-4km’s before finding a Subway to quench our hunger pains. The manager was shocked to hear where we had walked from, probably more so by the conditions than the distance.