Thursday, August 18, 2011

Toronto Island Fun

Boys playing at a Hanlon Point beach. It’s fun to kick your shoes off and skip pebbles across the water.

Yesterday we took the boys to the Toronto Islands. I loved this place as a kid. They are the only islands in this part of Lake Ontario, and they provide Torontonians with a quiet spot away from the city (no cars allowed). It’s hard to believe you are still in Toronto. And the best part, you get a fantastic view of the city from the Islands, and also from the ferry.

There are 3 parts to Toronto Islands. Hanlans Point, Centre Island, and Wards Island. We took the ferry to Hanlans Point, and walked the entire Island to Wards Island to get the ferry back to the city. It took us 5 hours, but we weren’t in a hurry.

We also took Sophie (our Schnauzer) with us. We weren’t sure how she was going to react to the noises of the city and the ferry ride (she was ok on the ferry), but she loved the Islands. A nice lady on a bike with a couple of dogs threw her a dog biscuit. By the time she got home last night she was exhausted.

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