Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Friday, 14 February 2014

Thursday 13 February 2014 – Rideau River and Canal


After six days’ skiing I fancied a rest.

Skyping with Kate, Jacob, Jessica and Oscar provided an entertaining start to the day.

Later I went with Helen for a potter alongside the river (below), whilst Sue caught up with some work. Some of the trees had been seriously dented by woodpeckers, but only chickadees, squirrels and crows were in evidence today.

It was sunny-ish, with a uniform sort of light blue tinge to the day, and around minus 15C.

Warm enough for a quick excursion after lunch to the Rideau Canal, which is more or less next to the river, and is pictured above. It was good to see the British Paralympic team honing their skills on the world’s largest ice rink.


We have better pictures of the canal on a sunnier day, so this brief entry from our relaxing ‘beach holiday’ is just to remind readers that we are alive and enjoying the excellent Canadian weather and snow/beach conditions.

We hope you survived the winds at home, reports and warnings of which were no doubt exaggerated as usual.


AlanR said...

I take it thats you in the chair on the left and Sue on the right.

Phreerunner said...

Yes - an accident waiting to happen!

Gayle said...

I'm sure there are areas of the UK where the weather has been every bit as bad as reported. However, I can say that at low level in the Cairngorms, it's not been remarkable.

Alas, it has been rather more breezy at altitude than I'm prepared to walk in, so we've now abandoned the hills for the east coast.

Phreerunner said...

Yes Gayle, our Skype with Kate revealed that it was a bit breezy in Bacup, so no at home despite local football being postponed.
Hope you find somewhere nice on the east coast.

Phreerunner said...

'No problem at home' - that should read...