Going to the island...

 Good morning everyone,

Yesterday's weather was fantastic! One thing I've noticed about the weather here is that the hottest part of the day is a little later than Hiroshima. In Hiroshima, it's usually around 1pm or so, but the week or so that I've been here, the warmest part of the day is around 5pm...I wonder why that is...anyway, today is looking nice as well! The bad news is that they are calling for thunderstorms for the next three days after today...

Yesterday I went to Centre Island for the first time ever! Can you believe I've never been there before!? Hmmmm...imagine someone who lives in Hiroshima never having been to Miyajima. It's like that. I don't mean to say that Centre Island has the same cultural significance (due to Itsukushima Shrine) but it is a pretty big attraction for people living in or visiting Toronto. It's hard for me to describe it perfectly because I only went to Centreville. Centreville is like a small amusement park on the island, but it's geared mostly for kids so it's really popular for young families. I went with my friend and his two kids (they are 9 and 6) and they loved it! I can totally see how it would be a popular spot for families in Toronto. It's nearby (just 15 minutes by ferry), it's cheap (about $20 for a free pass) and it's not too busy-the longest they ever waited in line was to buy the tickets at the beginning...ha ha!

I've heard that there are lots of bike trails around the island as well if you aren't interested in going to the amusement park and that there are beaches, including a nude beach (how come I never knew that!?! Ha ha!) and cafes and lots of things to keep adults entertained as well. You can take your bicycle across as well. The ferry isn't cheap-I think it was about $7, but that includes the return ferry as well, so it's not too expensive either. It's also pretty crowded on the ferry, but not so crowded as to be uncomfortable...I wonder where all of those people go, because the park wasn't that busy...

I was beat though-after spending the day in the sun with two kids, I was knackered! I went to bed at like 10:00 and didn't get up till around 6 this morning! I must be getting old...ha ha! And if anyone is thinking about writing a comment saying that I AM old, don't bother! Ha ha!

Have a great day!

PS I still haven't taken a single picture!

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Toronto island!! It brings back good memories of the day when I went there with my school friends...:D
Ahh...playing with kids will use a lot of stamina so everybody becomes knackerd after doing that!! Ha ha!!