Today was our last day in Toronto. We went to Casa Loma, a castle built by Sir Henry Pellatt. What a house.

Casa Loma

Casa Loma


After that we parked the car at a subway station and took the train down to the harbor. We walked around a bit and saw a ship calling itself the HMS Bounty. The real HMS Bounty was burned by the mutineers at Pitcairn Island so it would not be spotted by the British Navy who was searching for them. After a bit of checking, I found that this is the Bounty II which was built for a movie about the mutiny. They were planning to burn it at the end, but Marlon Brando (playing Fletcher Christian, the head mutineer) threatened to walk off the set if they went through with it. So there it was in Toronto today. It’s participating in the 2010 Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge, but really, I don’t know anything at all about that.
Bounty II

Bounty II


After that we set out for St Catherines, ON, which is within easy striking distance of Niagara Falls. In the morning we’re going to visit Lakeside Park (there’s a geocache there I want to try to find), and then it’s off to Niagara.