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July 21 – 23 – Toronto Island

23 Jul

After our exciting trip down the Welland Canal, our trip to Toronto Island was downright boring! Very uneventful. We went swimming out in the middle of Lake Ontario – the water was beautiful. We got into the Toronto harbour with no difficulty, just had to dodge many, many boats and airplanes (Porter Airlines seems to take off and land planes every minute!)

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We got to the Toronto Island Marina without too much trouble, and found our assigned slip with considerable difficulty because it is like a very crowded maze but Dennis managed to back into the slip on the second attempt. Everybody watched but nobody helped. Toronto – what else needs to be said?

We explored the island on bikes and had a good time. I would recommend going early in the morning before the crowds arrive. I managed to cycle 30 km but it was a stretch. The biking is nice and easy though and there is a lot to see such as cute little cottages, many boats, a wild assortment of people and lots of beautiful trees, beaches and gardens.

Yesterday, Nick and Carly rode their bikes from Etobicoke and came for lunch. We owed Nick a bunch of money for paying for the brakes on the car and getting a new well pump (it ran dry in the drought  that Parry Sound is having), so I’m sure he was happy to come and visit! 🙂

Today, we went to the Royal Ontario Museum. Old Pink made an appearance with T Rex.

We also went to Chinatown and had a real Chinese lunch. It was excellent but we did have to ask for cutlery – otherwise we’d still be there!

Tomorrow, we are off to Whitby. Should be a nice day.

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1 Comment

Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Sailing in Lake Ontario

 

One response to “July 21 – 23 – Toronto Island

  1. Diane

    July 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I always have to ask for cutlery too. Don’t order anything you don’t recognize – tripe and octupus etc.

     

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