It’s been far to long. But I am happy to say I am back and happy to type away to all of you. Summer is such an amazing time; sun, tanning, outdoor shopping, beaches, and travel. After being back from London I still had the travel bug (well I always have the travel bug….just not the travel wallet). My boyfriends parents came to visit us and we thought this would be a great occasion to make a mini vacation of Toronto.
Toronto is filled with so many things to see and do. It’s absolutely crazy when people say it’s a boring city. I live just outside the city and anytime I head downtown it’s a blast.
Friday we decided to head to The Ripley’s Aquarium it was definitely worth every second.
I’ve never been to an aquarium before but all the pictures I’ve seen made me very excited.
It was a very straight-forward setup and the moment you walk in you feel like you are in the middle of the ocean.
What I learned…Halibut is an delicious fish that lays on the sea floor (hence bottom feeder). I was 100% sure the fish was dead or dying but nope that’s it’s life. Chilling on the bottom of the sea lying down…..kind of sounds like the life. Also. I had no idea that lobsters came in a multitude of colours.
It’s overwhelming in the aquarium and not just because there were about 500 children running around. The colours and shapes of the coral and anemone were breathtaking.
I was so happy when I got to see the turtle and even more happy when I saw sharks. You pretty much forget that there is gallons of water floating overhead.
I’ve never seen so much sea life in one place. Apparently these guys wanted to pose for the camera. How sweet of them.
Last but not least are my favourite sea creature the jellyfish.
I’m not going to lie, most of the pictures I had on my camera are of the jellyfish but I absolutely love them. I find them so intriguing and the variety and unique characteristics of the jellyfish make them even more interesting to me.
All in all the Ripley’s Aquarium is a great way to spend a few hours downtown. If you haven’t been, and you’re in the area, give it a look. It’s nice to immerse yourself, get lost and maybe pretend you’re the little mermaid. 😀