Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018 - A Walk from Ottawa

Today's route:

Ottawa to Mooney's Bay and beyond (a walk) - 16 km, 100 metres ascent, 4 hours 29 mins including 1 hour 30 mins stops.

On a rainy day in Ottawa, Sue and Susan chose to indulge themselves at the Nordic spa in Chelsea. They kindly dropped me off in town. After a bit of sight seeing, shopping and lunch, I walked back home via the Rideau Canal and Mooney's Bay. The paths were wet and slippery in the warm temperatures (+6°C) and skiing wouldn't have been that enjoyable today.

A few snaps were taken en route:
The Supreme Court
Parliament Buildings
A War Memorial
The Art Gallery and Spider 
An Ice Sculpture
The Rideau Canal - closed today on account of the high temperatures 

2 comments:

Sir Hugh said...

What are the local maps like, say compared with our OS?

Phreerunner said...

The map we use is a 1:25000 on one side and 1:50000 on the other side - map of Gatineau Park's winter trails with 10 metre contours, produced by the National Capital Commission.
A different map is needed for the summer, as in European ski areas.
Maps are to OS standard.
On last summer's trip we used a variety of maps, mostly free or large scale maps of the areas we walked in, and sometimes we just relied on a guide book overview as the paths were more obvious and easier to follow than in the UK.