Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Heritage Afloat Festival.....the photos

I haven't had a chance to get any blogging done for a while as Mrs B and our very own guest-write Cathy have taken over....

Last Sunday was the annual Toronto Heritage Afloat carnival - this involves wandering around the foreshore looking at classic cars, model boats, food and shop stalls and, best of all, watching the boat building competition. The teams only have a couple of hours to make a boat out of very basic pre-supplied materials and then entering them into a race. This time last year my parents watched the race, and this year we were lucky to have Cathy and Derek with their family to share the day with.

The boat race was short but fun, with the usual dirty-play involving throwing flour bombs and trying several ways to sink the opponents. The kids loved it, even the big kids.

One other highlight was a fly-over from a World War II sea-plane called a Catalina. These planes used to based on a RAAF post on the lake, but one hadn't been here for over 50 years.

Lots of ice-creams, kebabs, balloons, magician shows and rides on the park ensured two car-fulls of tired little ones.

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  1. Excellent photos By, Have you been taking lessons off Gina?