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Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

March 04, 2005 @ 21:30 By: gordon Category: Travelling

I went to Toronto last weekend to work a booth at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure show for Save Ontario Shipwrecks. I headed down the night before and stayed at the Westin Harbourcastle, my preferred hotel when I have to go to Toronto.

Friday morning, I looked out the window and saw this:
Toronto harbour

Toronto City Centre airport looked like this:

In aviation terms it looked like this:
METAR CYTZ 251500Z AUTO 07009KT 9SM BKN017 OVC087 M06/M12 A3018 RMK SLP226=
SPECI CYTZ 251507Z AUTO 07007KT 6SM -SN OVC017 OVC087 M06/M11 A3018=
SPECI CYTZ 251511Z AUTO 07007KT 2 1/2SM -SN OVC017 OVC087 M06/M11 A3018 RMK VSBY VRBL 1.1V7.0=

And the forecast was this:
TAF AMD CYTZ 251505Z 251502 VRB03KT P6SM FEW030 BKN240 TEMPO 1521 6SM -SHSN OVC015
BECMG 1618 15008KT
FM2100Z 20010KT 6SM -SN OVC015 TEMPO 2102 2SM -SN OVC020

In other words: Ick.

The show itself was interesting, though nine hours at the show made for a long day. I took advantage of being there to get my Pleasure Craft Operator Card from one of the other exhibitors.

Friday evening I stayed at the Travelodge Hotel near the airport with the other people from SOS. There was a Board meeting on Saturday and I drove back Saturday evening.

The drive back was fairly uneventful, except for a stretch on the 401 between Shannonville and Belleville when it was snowing quite heavily.

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