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Travel Tales: Blue Mountain. In Ontario, not New South Wales.

One of the day trips I’ve had while based in Toronto is to Blue Mountain. This was on the day we returned from New York. I had to smile at the name as I do enjoy a hike in the Blue Mountains back home. Blue Mountain in Ontario is about a couple of hours out of Toronto and is known for its skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer.

On first glance at Blue Mountain Village, I was transported back to a cross between the Snowy Mountains and Jenolan Caves in NSW. My family and I spent the day mainly cruising through shops, eating a late lunch and then catching the cable car up the mountain to see some fantastic views and also managed to fit in a short hike.

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Blue Mountain Village

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The view while going up the cable car

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View from one of the lookouts on top

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A walking trail. Hurray!

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You can see for miles and miles

 

What was also quite memorable was that when we were done and ready to go down, it turned out that something had gone wrong with the motor of the cable cars and they were stuck. So basically, we got to stand in line and see other people stuck and then once it was fixed about 20 to 30 minutes later, go on it ourselves. There were a few anxious people including my grandma and one of my cousins. It didn’t deter the rest of us though because the views were breathtaking.

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People stuck mid-air

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On the way down

All in all, it was a fun day out. Had I been without the rest of my family, I’d probably have explored some of the longer walking trails. Then again, if it hadn’t been for my uncle and his family, I probably wouldn’t have ventured out to the Blue Mountain area!

After a few days in busy NYC, this was just what I needed. Nature, fresh air, blue skies and a whole lotta space!

***Linking with Alicia for Open Slather and Mel for Microblog Mondays***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

 

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  • Shailaja
    22 June 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I can never get tired of cable cars, no matter how old I grow! Looks like you are having a fabulous time. Now I cannot wait for that letter to reach me 😀
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  • Shailaja
    22 June 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I can never get tired of cable cars, no matter how old I grow! Looks like you are having a fabulous time. Now I cannot wait for that letter to reach me 😀
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  • Jaibala Rao
    22 June 2015 at 3:04 pm

    This post wants to make me pick up my bags and go somewhere. Its raining here heavily, I am sure there will be some place to trek to. What lovely Pictures, Looks like you had an inspiring and relaxing time?
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  • Jaibala Rao
    22 June 2015 at 3:04 pm

    This post wants to make me pick up my bags and go somewhere. Its raining here heavily, I am sure there will be some place to trek to. What lovely Pictures, Looks like you had an inspiring and relaxing time?
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  • elly stornebrink
    23 June 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun Sanch! 🙂 I think Blue Mountain if I’m not mistaken is also famous for its “blue mountain pottery.” If you were in the Collingwood area…check this out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountain_Pottery 🙂 <3
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  • elly stornebrink
    23 June 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun Sanch! 🙂 I think Blue Mountain if I’m not mistaken is also famous for its “blue mountain pottery.” If you were in the Collingwood area…check this out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountain_Pottery 🙂 <3
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  • Alicia
    23 June 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Looks like a fab place to spend some time at. Bonus it didn’t break down when you were ON the cable car. Great photos Sanch! Looks like a lovely area to have a birds eye view 🙂
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  • Alicia
    23 June 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Looks like a fab place to spend some time at. Bonus it didn’t break down when you were ON the cable car. Great photos Sanch! Looks like a lovely area to have a birds eye view 🙂
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  • Sid
    24 June 2015 at 12:10 am

    Looks lovely! And sounds like a lot of fun.
    Hope you had a great time.
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  • Sid
    24 June 2015 at 12:10 am

    Looks lovely! And sounds like a lot of fun.
    Hope you had a great time.
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  • Mel
    24 June 2015 at 11:57 am

    Very pretty! Though I would have been one of those nervous people 🙂 Not great with cable cars.

  • Mel
    24 June 2015 at 11:57 am

    Very pretty! Though I would have been one of those nervous people 🙂 Not great with cable cars.

  • nabanita
    24 June 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful place! And I’m terrified of cable cars..I sat on one in Switzerland and I was scared I would fall!
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  • nabanita
    24 June 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful place! And I’m terrified of cable cars..I sat on one in Switzerland and I was scared I would fall!
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    24 June 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I have had a very short experience with cable cars in a theme park before. I was scared, but as always, I decided to conquer my fear. Mind you, it was not even that high (although you could still break your neck, youch!). But I’m glad I tried it because it’s one of those most memorable times I had with my ltae friend, Beth.

    Glad you enjoyed your vaycay with your family. And I dare say you really have a good eye when it comes to photography 🙂
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    24 June 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I have had a very short experience with cable cars in a theme park before. I was scared, but as always, I decided to conquer my fear. Mind you, it was not even that high (although you could still break your neck, youch!). But I’m glad I tried it because it’s one of those most memorable times I had with my ltae friend, Beth.

    Glad you enjoyed your vaycay with your family. And I dare say you really have a good eye when it comes to photography 🙂
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    24 June 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I meant late friend.
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    24 June 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I meant late friend.
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    26 June 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Woah, SO.MUCH.GREEN :O

  • CookieCrumbsInc.
    26 June 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Woah, SO.MUCH.GREEN :O

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