Tag: island

Sailing

Date #345 – Thursday, July 10, 2014

A: B’s parents are awesome! They sailed to the city! Woah! Of course we went to visit them! I love Toronto Island. It’s such a nice little escape RIGHT in the heart of such a metropolis. I love that you have to take a boat and you can bring your bike and that it feel like you’re so far from all the dirt and spin of urban living that it’s a mini-vacation-feeling-experience. I’m happy to share all that with B… Well… that he brings me along with him on these sorts of things. I wouldn’t have had the chance to do this otherwise. 

B: I think it is super adorable and inspiring when my parents go on adventures like this. They do it a lot actually. Growing up my sisters and I would always be included. Now, they finally are going on their own adventures but they still like to include us as much as possible.

I think they were as ecstatic to see as as we were to see them. It was pretty amazing to get this perspective of the city. I love going to the Island, but being on a boat in the water with this massive city towering over you is kind of an incredible feeling. I felt small and vulnerable but also happy to be a part of something so much bigger than me. I was happy to be sharing that with A and my parents.

I hope when we are their age and have been together as long as them we still find ways to do amazing, new, and scary things like my parents do.

Ghost Hole V preview on the island – Date #102 – October 24, 2013

A: It was awesome spending Thursday night doing something fresh and new. It was one of the last nights (for a long while I hope) that I had to deal with parking downtown Toronto (ARGH!) but B and I found a spot and got’r done. There’s something seriously haunted in the Artscape Gibraltor Point artist residence. I love buildings like that. Ones that used to be schools, that have stories, and underground cubbies and dark hallways and smells of old wood and walls.

B: I was super excited to go check out the setup for Ghost Hole V. Driving in Toronto is stressful and I could tell it was wearing on A, which meant it wore on me. Once we got to the island things changed. The curators and artists were also super nice.