Another pleasant fall day for a stroll brought me along the Rideau Canal.
The Hartwell Locks are the second set of locks in the city, part of the work of Colonel By and his work crew in the building of the Canal. Alongside the locks are several buildings, once the home of the lockmaster and his family, now used by Parks Canada for office space and a check-in for boaters coming up the Canal.
Beyond Hartwell, the Canal continues on, and the fall colours were shining in this location, a contrast to the trees on the other side.
This stretch of the Canal comes to the Hog's Back Locks, the third set of locks in the city. This is the spot where the Canal separates from the Rideau River itself for the last stretch through the city.
Mooney's Bay is a large stretch of the Rideau River beyond the Hog's Back locks. Tomorrow I'll show you the reason why the river and the canal must go their own ways here.
back in London and catching up with the world. Thanks for all your kind comments on my little Japan adventure. And I find, you have embarked on a photographic adventure yourself. Well, I shall enjoy walking through Ottawa following your photo trail :-)
There is a canal down the road from where I live and its interesting to compare notes. It looks pretty different, though the lock seems the same build.
Have a lovely day :-)
If it's from the 1820s-30s, as this one is, that's not surprising. Colonel By was a British army engineer, so he would have been using his knowledge of the time and his training.Delete
Awesome stroll. I love the historoy.ReplyDelete
Reminds me very much of our 1830s canal - kind of makes sense given the history of commerce and development along the east coast of North America!ReplyDelete
And that was around the time the steam engine was invented cancelling out so much of the usage of canals.Delete
The photo of the canal, the path, the green grass and the red tree is quite lovely.ReplyDelete
Didn't know Canada had locks! Lovely pix!ReplyDelete
We've got some. I'd like to take shots of the Welland Canal someday, but that one's made for lake freighters, so it's a whole different ballgame!Delete
What a lovely stroll!ReplyDelete
It is that!Delete