Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Saturday 5 February 2011 – A Parkway Circuit, and Sue Visits Ottawa

Skiers on Gatineau Parkway

My heels were feeling much better, so after waiting for Ken to return from a Triathlon (skating, skiing and running – 1 hour 20 mins) and establishing that he was well exercised for the day, I tootled off to car park P8 in Chelsea and did a standard Parkway circuit.  Gatineau, trail 36, Fortune, Champlain, and back along Gatineau – a 20.6 km route.  A sunny couple of hours, by which time I felt I could join Ken on the ‘well exercised’ couch.

I had dropped Sue off in town, and by the time I returned from Chelsea she was also on that couch, having taken a few ‘Winterlude’ snaps:

Outside the National Library:

Outside the National Library

Reflections (the new and the old):

Old versus New in the City Centre of Ottawa

Parliament Building, with an eternal flame:

The Eternal Flame, outside Ottawa's Parliament Building

Rideau Canal – crowded at its  northern end:

A crowded Rideau Canal at the start of Winterlude

An ice sculptor at work:

Competitive ice carving

A long queue for Beaver Tails, flat deep-fried cinnamon pastries:

Winterlude's favourite snack - 'Beaver Tails'

Yin and Yang, a completed ice sculpture in Confederation Park, where temperatures above zero weren’t helpful.

Yin and Yang - an ice sculpture

Luckily, by the time I got back, Ken had recovered sufficiently to clear the back deck and defrost the steaks in preparation for our traditional first BBQ of the year.  Melt in the mouth T-bones.  Delicious.

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