Weekend at the Harbourfront & Toronto Island

Toronto 6/23/2013
On Sunday, our family went down to the Harbourfront Centre to check out the Tall Ships at the Redpath Waterfront Festival. Teddy also came with us. Either we thought the boats looked the same as regular boats, or we were on the wrong side of Queens Quay but we couldn’t find too many to take photos of.
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013

Since we had the dog with us we ventured into Paws Way. Inside was a cafe where you could share your food with your pet, a store and walls full of random beloved pet stories. To play in with the Tall Ships theme, in the event/activity room there were dog breeds that sailors used to bring on ships.
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013
Harbourfront Centre 2013

Since we seemed to fail at finding boats, we decided to go the island. It was somewhat cloudy so the sky in photos looked a bit boring.
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013
Toronto Island 6/23/2013

Toronto Island 6/23/2013

Oh and here is Teddy checking out girls
Teddy in Toronto

and his reaction:
Teddy in Toronto

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Ruby Princess 2013: Day 6 – Grand Turks

Grand Turks

We didn’t arrive at Grand Turks until later in the afternoon. We spent the morning at an outlet sale and another art auction. Since we had time we also went to the dining room for a fancy meal. I had calamari, gazpacho, lamb and a cherry trifle for dessert.

Ruby Princess 2013
Ruby Princess 2013
Ruby Princess 2013
Ruby Princess 2013

When we arrived at Grand Turks around 1. I totally get why people can spend a week here just relaxing.

Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks
Grand Turks

This conch tells the weather.

Grand Turks

My sister wanted to go shopping so her and mom stayed in the tourist area while me and dad went exploring. We took a 5 minute taxi to Governor’s Beach. It was far more quiet than the area by the boat docks. Though it was around 29 degrees on the island, it was the perfect temperature when you immersed yourself in water.

Ruby Princess 2013: Day 5- Saint Thomas & Saint John

Saint Thomas

We woke up very early on Day 5 too find ourselves at Saint Thomas, one of the US Virgin Islands.

Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas

My parents had already been here on a previous Caribbean cruise so we took a boat 30 minute boat ride to another island called Saint John. Here are some things I saw on the boat ride:

Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas

Alligator rock:

Saint Thomas

Somehow got this pretty straight photo despite a shakey ride:

Saint Thomas

At Saint John, we took an open safari (bus with no windows) tour to views that looked like true paradise. I’ve never seen water so beautifully coloured in my life.

Ruby Princess 2013: Day 2 & Day 3 – Princess Cays & A Sea Day

Day 2

Sunrise

The next morning me and dad woke up extra early to catch the sunrise. It was cloudy but the result was a sky of beautiful colours. Don’t these almost look like paintings?

Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise

Then we headed down to the Horizon Court and had breakfast. I enjoyed the eggs benedict among other things including American bacon. Canadian bacon is so much tastier.

Ruby Princess 2013

Shortly after we disembarked onto smaller boats that took us to the Princess Cruises owned Princess Cays.