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Rest of My Vacation

Posted by [email protected] on July 29, 2014 at 1:35 AM


Kayaking

I went Kayaking twice, in Dunnville Ontario on the Grand River and in Toronto on Centre Island. Both were fun however kayaking in Dunnville was better. It's cheaper, the equipment was better, the scenery nicer and less busy in Dunnville. So I would recommend going kayaking in Dunnville over Toronto. Not many people come to Dunnville though so it is nice the option is available. I balanced my camera on my knees and shot this video. And look at that beautiful blue heron!

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Port Maitland

Not far from Dunnville, where the Grand River meets Lake Erie, is where Port Maitland is. It's a pretty little area with a beach, pier and lighthouse. Very nice for Taking photos.


Toronto

I went to toronto twice. First time I went to Centre Island with my niece Haley. Man was it busy. Places like Dunnville and Port Maitland above are great because they're peaceful and quite. It's nice that people who live in Toronto do have an option to go some place greener though. There are 3 ways to get to Centre Island from downtown toronto that I know of. The Ferry, Waterbus and Shuttle. Most people take the ferry, so it's crowded and quite honestly it makes me think of cows. As you get closer to the ferry you get herded into a big metal cage, they keep the gate locked until the ferry gets there. If you want to get out you'd have to turn around and push through dozens, maybe hundreds of people. The Waterbus is like a taxi, I'm not sure how much it costs. The Shuttle cost $10 so a bit more then the ferry but much less crowded. If you get clausterphobic on the ferry take the shuttle instead.

Centre Island was fun though, we went the petting zoo, rented kayakes and rented one of those bikes where you sit beside eachother to peddle.

The second time I went to Toronto I went exploring Chinatown and downtown Toronto before meeting my nieces Haley and Sarah, aswell as Haley's boyfriend Kristian, for dinner. I didn't buy anything in Toronto (aside from food and drink), I just explored and took pictures.

Williams lake, BC

I took public transit to Toronto airport (that was stressful) to catch a plane to BC to go see my good friend and fellow artist Jazmyn Doulliard. I arrived in Kamloops BC (the closest airport) where Jazmyn and her husband Logan picked me up and drove 3 hours to Williams Lake. Jazmyn was worried because there were 75 forest fires which had put alot of smoke into the air and reduced the air quality.

The smoke cleared up though. The next morning Jazmyn left me a note asking me to meet her at her store along with a map of how to get there. The first thing I noticed as I walked was, I live in Winnipeg, it is completely flat in Winnipeg, BC is the complete opposite of flat/winnipeg, this will take a little getting used to.

Second thing I noticed was somebody had yarn bombed the school and the community garden and that is beautiful.

I arrived at Jazmyn's store 1st editions Books and Toys. She's had it since february I believe and it seems to be going well. It's a really nice store and I'm not just saying that because I know her, it really is a very nice store. There's a room full of a variety of different, high quality toys. A room full of christian merchandise on sale for %75 off (when she purchased the store it was a christian book store but she's hoping to sell off the rest of the christian stuff and make that room into a kids costume room). There is a room full of used books, she does trade in, so you can bring your old books to get credit towards other books. And there is a nerd room with comic, anime, video game merchandise. So there's a room for everyone, kids, adults and kids at heart. Oh she also has some of my art and her own in a display in the Nerd Room.

Bakerville, BC

Bakerville is one of those tourists places where people dress and act like they are from 1800s. We went for a few hours, got our photo taken, watched a presentation, a show and looked at the shops.



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