Scientists and doctors have long warned the public about the dangers of staying out in the sun for too long. Relaxing as sunbathing is, the effects of forgetting to slap on the sunscreen may be felt long afterwards. One sun-worshipper at Hanlan’s Point beach discovered the worst-case scenario yesterday, staying out so long that they fused with the sand. Despite this mishap, their patriotic fervour remained undimmed.
Lineups up to two hours long did not deter thousands of Torontonians from hopping on a ferry and spending their holiday afternoon on the Toronto Islands. Sunny skies and a pleasant breeze provided the backdrop for cycling, picnics, frisbee tossing, boat racing, swimming, sand sculpting, and other activities to celebrate Canada’s 141st birthday.
Photo by Jamie Bradburn