Toronto Harbour, ON - Sarah Foscarini
My Watermark is Lake Ontario, Toronto.
This is where I spent a lot of summers as a youth. I have sailed out of there for most of my life. A lot of things that are significant in my life have happened near the water. I took my wedding photos near the water. My parents always sailed and since I was little, I have always sailed. Being near the water has always given me a really good, peaceful but energizing feeling.
Some things I remember when I was little, were my parents doing stuff on the boat, and I remember sort of standing on the edge of the dock. I was throwing rocks into the river, which you are not suppose to do, but I was 2/3 and I did it anyways. I was wearing a life jacket, and I took a step, and stepped too far and fell into the water. I don't remember feeling scared or nervous. I just remember falling into the water and then being picked up out of the water, with my life jacket on.
It's a story in my head. I remember swimming off the dock at the club (National Yatch Club), gong stand-up paddle boarding off the dock. Sailing and being around the water has been such a huge part of my life. I get into any body of water and I just feel so at home.
Also, one of my first memories of sailing is doing sailing lessons along the Harbour-front in the inner harbour. Tino Moberg Parker, who is an olympic sailor and now based in the west coast ran a junior sailor evening clinic. I remember being in my boat in the inner basin at National Yatch Club and sailing out of the gap to be in the lake.