last day of vacation: afrofest, harbourfront

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these drummers were out. of. this. world.

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I spend most of my last day of vacation outside.  Ceri and I ride our bikes out to AfroFest at Woodbine Park and it's such a good afternoon.  The music and the drumming compel us to stay longer.  We do.  

We ride back to have a peaceful early dinner at the Keating Channel and are disappointed to find the place has turned into an afternoon dance club with horrible dance club "music" grinding loud over the patio.  We leave and ride over to the Esplanade and a enjoy patio dinner there.  I have salad with steak and beets and bits of stilton cheese.  

Later I meet Kelsey at the Harbourfront and we walk around the piers and look at the vendors' goods and have a drink and chat near the kids' canoeing pond.  

Not pleased to get back to the office tomorrow.  But I am pleased with how this vacation unfolded; I feel rested and happy and I'm sporting a fabulous tan.  


  1. Reply
    The Querulous Squirrel July 9, 2012

    These are such evocative happy photographs. You really captured the rhythm of the music and dancing with the body stances and patterns of the clothing. What a joy. I love African drumming. You can’t help but move and feel your body.

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    Jennifer July 10, 2012

    It’s true, QS, you can’t help but move. Drumming gets right down there into some mysterious corner of your gut – we don’t understand it, maybe, but we sure do feel it.

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    Selma July 21, 2012

    Some of those African drummers are incredible. I defy anyone not to dance to those infectious beats and feel their spirits lift. Awesome shots!

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    Carol July 22, 2012

    That looks like so much fun! We’re going to WOMAD (world of music and dance) this weekend and I can’t wait.
    C x

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    Jennifer July 23, 2012

    Agree – one MUST MOVE!

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    Jennifer July 23, 2012

    Oh, that would be so good! I hope there are some drawings inspired by it!

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