I stumbled on this video the other day and was quite amazed by it. I was looking at the blogTO web site to discover the latest interesting things to do in Toronto. Maybe I have been living in the country too long?
It would be so nice to go and visit the Art Gallery of Ontario (redesigned by Toronto born Architect, Frank Gehry, or even the wonderfully remodelled Royal Ontario Museum ( by architect, Daniel Libeskind) and then stop off at a trendy restaurant or cafe for something yummy.
It also would be nice to experience the ethnic mix in the city. Living among people who look like me and share a rather narrow cultural outlook has gotten boring. . . . . .I must be suffering from Cabin Fever.
Back to the amazing phenomena in the video. What you are looking at is a thin circle of ice rotating in a a current.
This video is taken on a creek near were I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. It is on Rattray Creek. As a teenager, I used to go birdwatching at the Rattray Marsh to view the migration of the song birds, warblers, in the Spring and Fall. It was a lovely marsh. For years it was fought over by developers and conservationists which resulted in the shrinking of the marsh so that it could be surrounded by expensive homes. I have not been back since.
This circle phenomena is not unique. You can find another video on YouTube even larger.