Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Monday 24 January 2011 – The Ottawa River

The Ottawa River near Westboro - 24/1/11

Gatineau Park predicted temperatures well into the minus 30’s today, after taking account of wind-chill.  That fact, and a skinned heel, were sufficient encouragement for me to take a day off at Woodroffe Towers, with short forays to the shops, and for Sue, down to the riverside – the scene of the above photo.

Despite the cold and frozen river, Mallards and Tufted Ducks seem to thrive hereabouts.  There is plenty of open water available to them as despite the extensively frozen waterway, where fishermen have little heated cabins over their holes in the ice, the rapids never freeze over.

2 comments:

The Odyssee said...

Paragraph 3, still in draft form.

Because we had the benefit of heated fishing cabins we all decided to go for a swim.
It was wonderful and invigorating.
Now back to the red wine and the straight jacket. Lol.

Phreerunner said...

Haha Alan
The red wine bit is correct, but we have no fishing rods, and 'Ladies prefer Spas' - see tomorrow's entry...!