I am still excited when I think about that trip and I have to admit that this was one of the most touching trips I ever made. On Friday morning around 7am Elisa, Giulia, Jule, Rafael and I entered my car and I pushed the “Start Navigation” button and with that I initiated my until now longest journey through Canada. A good test for me and my car, because we have a lot ahead of us. But everything went well and after three stops and 558km we arrived at our hostel in downtown Toronto around 2pm.
After our check in and parking the car in the backyard of the hostel we went out to discover the city on foot. After a while we found ourselves on the ferry to the Toronto Islands. Back in the days they belonged to the main land but after a storm in 1858 the connection to the main land got washed away by the power of the river. But they always have been very important to migratory birds and stressed city slickers and furthermore it is the best place to take pictures of the skyline of Toronto. We decided to eat something in the Toronto-Marina which I two days later took a picture of from the CN-Tower.
And finally it was Saturday, the big day. We went to the Niagara Falls and first we found a little version of Las Vegas. This was distracting at first but after parking the car and stepping out of it we heard this incredible sound. After a short walk under the “Rainbow Bridge to the USA” we finally laid eyes on the endless falling masses of water. I am unable to describe this with words because you recognize this with all your senses. You hear the thunder, you see this surreal scene, you taste the spume, you smell the water dust and you instantly feel the fluid on your skin. It feels like you got sucked and spit out from this place ten times a second.
After an ample photo session I took some time with the falls alone and just for me to realize the scene. Reunited, strengthened with mental power and filled up with spiritual energy we prepared ourselves for the boat tour into the hell of water. From above we already watched how the smurf looking people got wet and shook up on the boat. Of cause we could not miss this opportunity and so we pulled over these blue ponchos and got ready for a proper shower from Mother Nature. Awesome!
Following the tip from Rafael we went to Niagara-At-The-Lake, a very nice and picturesquely village directly at the Lake Ontario. Everything looked absolutely made up and placed but this could not do any harm to the prettiness of this place. And while everything was going to flow with this harmony of this spot I took the perfect picture. It was a long day and we were almost starving and so we ate in a little Mediterranean restaurant and went back to Toronto. Now we went to the Bar “The Loose Moose” that the insatiable Rafael could get something to eat.
On Sunday morning we tasted the edge of culinary art with maybe the best brunch buffet I ever was allowed to refresh myself. Decorated with a beautiful roof garden and fresh pressed orange juice we enjoyed the start in the day of departure. But there is something you cannot miss when you are in Toronto. It is 553,33m tall, the town´s landmark and it is having a glass floor. The CN-Tower! After 58s in the outside lift with glass walls and floors too, we reached the view platform. From here we had an amazing look over the city and we watched all the buildings again we already watched from down below. We actually found my car and took a photo of it. You have to go down stairs from here to get to the glass floor. This is something. Your stomach tells you fly, hover or fall and your brain tells you glass floor. A real amazing finesse the architects designed there.
On our way back home everybody thought the same: This was a weekend we will ever remember in so much different kind of ways. I cannot tell how often I used the word perfect in this blog since May but honestly we really had a perfect weekend. Besides the weather, it was raining every day but at least the sun was always coming along when it became necessary. I would like to take the chance and thank all of you four again for this unforgettable weekend.
And so i close as always: Cheers, ND