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:
Reflections (the new and the old):
Parliament Building, with an eternal flame:
Rideau Canal – crowded at its northern end:
An ice sculptor at work:
A long queue for Beaver Tails, flat deep-fried cinnamon pastries:
Yin and Yang, a completed ice sculpture in Confederation Park, where temperatures above zero weren’t helpful.
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.