Unable to stay indoors on such a sunny day, Sue and I went down to Dow Lake to watch some of the Ice Dragon Boat Championships.
The Dragon Boats are propelled along a 200 metre course by way of 8 or 10 rowers using ice sticks that are very much like large toilet plungers with a spike in the middle. There's a steersperson at the rear of each boat, and a drummer at the front.
This looked like great fun, but watching was cold. After a cinnamon and sugar beaver's tail (pancake) we walked along the canal to the Hog's Back Falls on the River Rideau, then on through Mooney's Bay and back home - about a 10 km walk altogether.
A nice way to spend a cold but sunny afternoon. More pictures in due course.