This is a great post. I really like the direction of your blog. Keep up the good work.
I now always look at green accomation first
I love to see B & B that offer something else other than the standard eggs and bacon or pancakes. I totally agree with you, when I travel I like to try something new and different that I don’t eat at home. Those waffles look great. I look forward to go to the Boatel this summer.
We look forward to having you visit.
I was the lactose intolerant guest this recipe was made for. I cannot tell you how wonderful it tasted. This is definitely a keeper and will be a frequent breakfast in our house. This and all the other breakfasts Diane prepared made our trip just that much more memorable. Thank you for making us feel so welcome even with my dietary issues. We will miss you!
I agree on those points: CLEAN, SAFE and A WALKING CITY. I spent 2weeks there and I’m pretty sure will visit it again very soon.
Open Roof Festival sounds like a great idea, with a terrific lineup of films, but be forewarned: it’s an event run by amateurs who don’t seem to know much about audio-visual presentation. If you hope to actually see and hear the movie, you might want to go to a real theatre. Very disappointing.
I hope you enjoy reading our blog and thank you for letting me know.
Diane & Captain Ted
Hello i’ve just noticed that we have the same name Le Boatel. We are located in France (South near Arles) and run a hotel and restaurant. Let’s keep in touch
Have a good day
Wonderful to hear about your place. Hope you enjoy our blog and hope to someday visit in France.
I have visited the aquarium in Myrtle Beach and I am looking forward to the opening of Ripley’s in Toronto with great anticipation.
Thanks for reading our blog. We now both wait in anticipation!
Delicious! This one I am definitely keeping :)!
The last time I made it I cut down the sugar from 1/2 to 1/3 of a cup and it’s even better.
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Thanks for sharing this great deal! It’s always nice when you’re able to save a few bucks on something as fun as a staycation.
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i am from quebec..i want to do this trip this years,,what it the time limit to start from toronto..i dont want to catch some bad temperature in new jersey..someone have some good advertisement .my boat its a silverton 34 flybridge..any idea about the hours from toronto to bahamas..and i dont want to come back.i want to live in the marina in cuba..cruising around until the boat die..loll..its true at the border american they are paranoia.i read this in another web site..??
Paco, So many questions. I recommend you come and spend a few days in Toronto with us on the Boatel and we can answer all of your questions about cruising and living aboard.
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Hi I planning to come down to see what in the riplye aquarium but unfortunately I can’t find any Date,Time ,Day accessable in this website…It would be great if you can email me an Schedule Days, Hours available?please and thank you…
Each bed & breakfast- Inn is not only unique unto itself in regards to the property; the innkeepers are too! They enjoy welcoming guests from all over the world into their clean and safe respite. They give you the privacy you are looking for while offering personal attention to your needs. Furthermore, innkeepers are very familiar with the area in which they live in and beyond – helping you plan your day. Whether it be shopping, biking and hiking trails, museums and restaurants’ innkeepers are happy to make the best recommendations. For breakfast you will enjoy only the freshest local ingredients. Staying at a bed and breakfast – inn, or even a Boatel is truly “The Better Way to Stay!”
Thank Belinda. I look forward to visiting you at Maxwell Creek Inn B & B. http://www.maxwellcreekinn-bnb.com
I’m so inspired by the boating lifestyle, thanks to Captain Ted and Diane. They have shown me that it’s possible to create a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle on the water! I love Boatel and can’t wait to visit again!
Thanks Suzanne. We are blessed to have met people like you. We love sharing our love of the water and boating with people we meet.
Great Waterfront information! Will share this around!
I found those herb scissors you had used when we stayed a few weeks back. Just love them, and I found them at Home Hardware for $7.99 for anyone who may be looking for them!
This recipe sound delicious, can’t wait to try it!
Thanks Darlyne for letting me know where I can get another pair. I will be posting recipes here once a month so stay tuned for more of my favorite recipes. Enjoy the salad – it is amazing. Diane
Looks so delicious! I will try this on my own guests!
Niagara Falls has been on our bucket list for some time, but after reading your post there is so much more to enjoy, thank you and hopefully we will get to visit and stay at your B&B on the way. Thanks for a great read
Looking forward to meeting you all in Little River. I enjoyed your description of the locks and your trip on the Hudson. Over the years, I have crossed the Hudson many time on bridges. From your description of the Hudson and the trip through the Eire Canal, we need to add this trip to our Bucket List.
I am going to do some research on the Eire Canal to see if I can find any references to anyone from my family who worked on the system. Most of my family came into the United States during the late 1700s and 1800s. Connie and Larry
Keep up the posts … enjoy following your journey. Hope Diane gets her IPAD.
You guys are amazing. Love your B & B idea. Wish I’d thought of it. when I was living south on mine. I’m off to Eleuthera for New Years Eve. Have a cottage in Current. Also one in Spanish Wells, just a little but bigger than a boat (usually). Just ask for Lois if in either area, and drop in.
Useless for the many of us that live north of Toronto. I’m looking forward to visiting London where I can take a subway directly from Heathrow to the area I am visiting.
Thanks for your comment. As a traveller you can appreciate how beneficial this is to visitors coming into to Toronto.
Safe travels and enjoy London.
Hello Diane, Do you serve this hot?
Do this is served cold because you add yogurt to it in the morning. It is delicious cold topped with fresh fruit. my favorite local peaches and blueberries.
Wonderful. This works and tastes superb! This just proves that any recipe posted on May the 14th can only be good – that’s my BD!
@Paul, @Brandon Smith – You nailed it! We were in Vancouver over the long wneeekd!@Max Jones, @Jim, @Shari, @Hans Mast, @jess Would have loved to visit Scotland, Galapagos islands, Iceland, Istanbul/Bosporus Straits and Aruba but wouldn’t have been able to get there and back in 3 days! Maybe next time!@worldtraveller2, @Larry Puerto Vallarta and Alaska are both places I want to visit. If only I had more vacation days!@Praveen, @Jenny, @DKAS, @phil, @jack It wasn’t Sausalito. Why was that such a popular answer? Is there a similar view in Sausalito? We were in San Fransisco last July 4 wneeekd!@Rebeca – You’re absolutely right! The picture was along Kitselano beach. This was our first time in Vancouver and we loved it!
Hi diane Thanks for all the info and special offers ee are at Manchester airport waiting to fly. I see you share my passions photography and scuba diving brill youll know the best places for a great sunrise and sunset shots cant wait.
I always have people asking me about ideas for things to do on their visit to Toronto, and never had mentioned this one. Thanks for sharing this, I will definitely recommend this to my customers. As a limo rental company, I get a lot of people in that are not local, so this will definitely be on my list of recommended attractions now!
We are from Ottawa and we own a 47 foot Silverton 453. We are planning to take the boat To Hilton head South Carolina. Do you have recommendations of marinas along the way that we would stay. Do you recommend we travel starting at 6 AM in the morning and only do six hours per day or travel continuance until 5 PM at the latest? Although we do not find the Carolinas warm enough in January do you recommend we bring for further south. We are in the beginning stage of retirement.
I highly recommend that you purchase the Skipper Bob cruising guides. They are cheap ($20-30) and are available at most marine book stores or at the Nautical Mind online bookstore in Toronto. I fact it should be mandatory to have the NY Canal cruising guide when going through the NY Canal system. They also have a guide for Marina in the ICW (Intercoastal Waterway) which is very valuable. Our requirements and yours are different because we have a 65 foot boat with a 6 foot draft, so you can get into marinas that we can not. You need to do you cruise planning based on where you want to get to each day – in the fall the days are shorter so you need to take than into consideration. Do you want to anchor some or as much as possible or do you want to go to marinas every night. What is your cruising speed – do you want to go slower and save fuel or do you want to go as fast as you can? Do you want to go out on the ocean when the weather is suitable or do you want to stay in the ICW all the time? All of these questions must be answered in order to do YOUR own cruise plan – which will differ significantly from our. Cruising is not about 9 to 5 sometimes it’s 6:00 am to 3pm to get to an anchorage you want or sometimes it is 37 hours offshore because we have a great weather window in the spring. Cruising is not about rules but breaking the rules! Having said that Mother Nature is THE ruler! We have stayed in the Carolinas because of mechanical situation that happened and we need do repairs. We planned to stay for three weeks and stayed three months rather than continuing south that year. We love the people in the Carolinas however it is much cooler than Florida, the Bahamas or Cuba. Having said that it is warmer than Toronto or Ottawa! That decision is yours to make. If you are interested in cruising from Toronto to New York City the first week of October with us in the fall, you will definitely gain the best hands-on experience in cruise planning, anchoring and living aboard. I wish I would have had this opportunity when we started out 13 years ago. If you are interested then please feel free to contact us. Otherwise best of luck in your retirement planning. It’s an exciting time for you, so enjoy every moment. Diane
Hi Diane Darla and I went to visit the Aquarium when we stayed with you and Ted . It was absolutely amazing,it’s the next best thing to diving. Anyone who has ever had an aquarium in there house needs to see Ripples. We would highly recommend it on your tour of Toronto. It was one of our high lites for us.
I work in a contemporary art gallery in Honolulu. We would love to have a tour like yours here. Any chance we can chat sometime ? Share ideas and recommendations on our own tour plan. Hope to hear from you soon. Mahalo for your time.