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.