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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Yesterday we all went for a walk along the Hamilton Waterfront trail.  It starts about 4 blocks from our home and it goes around a wildlife sanctuary called Cootes Paradise.  We don't walk the whole trail, since it's a few kilometres long, but we do travel down it for about 20 minutes.

Along the portion of the trail that we travel, ther's a lot of cool things to see and take pictures of.  There's a military vessel called the Haida, a group of tugboats, a grain freighter, a new restaurant, a skating rink, a coffee shop  and our favourite, Hamilton Waterfront Scoops Ice Cream.

Here's some pictures that Shannie took yesterday while we walked.

This is the HMCS Haida

Here's 2 of the tugboats

This is the Algoma Provider

This anchor weighs approx 10 tonnes

Here's some ducks we saw

And here's Jacob trying my ice cream

We love walking down by the bay.  It's very peaceful and it's full of friendly people.  It's so relaxing to look out at all the boats sailing by while you're enjoying some ice cream.  Even if a kid with Asperger's is insisting he try a big spoonful of your flavour.


  1. I am guessing that this is the last of the three adventures you promised Jacob this summer as a sub for Marineland. Looks like Jacob had a very good summer!

    1. I wish we could make that substitute Kristy. But I don't think Jacob will go for it. We may try going to the Toronto Zoo or maybe back to the lion safari. Either way Marineland is out of the question.

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    1. Thanks Liz. My neighbourhood was never this nice before. Now it's the best place in our city and we're definitely taking advantage of being close.