On Sunday, Pamela and I went to Oakville to visit my grandmother. Upon looking up the area on a map, I discovered that the part of Oakville where my grandmother lives is called Bronte. I like that I can thus be more geographically particular about it so from now on I'll refer to the area likewise. Bronte is a charming place I want to visit more often. Along a great distance of the lakeshore there's a lovely path (pictured) with a generous allotment of benches for weary pedestrians or the ubiquitous dog walkers.* While it would behoove one to mind the copious goose droppings, the path affords a very pleasant and beautiful walk either eastward to Coronation Park** or westward to the marina. Downtown Bronte is very nearby and equally worthy of a visit, as it contains sundry non-chain shops. One can take the GO Train to Oakville Station and probably take a bus to this area. Should we go for a picnic?
*It often seems that the majority of pedestrians in such places are out simply to walk their dogs. I wonder how much emptier public spaces (especially parks) would be if dogs didn't exist?
**My grandmother used to take me to Coronation Park when I was a small boy and we would always sit at this weird tree and I loved it.