Friday, November 7, 2014

Taking In A View Of The Bay

This view is at Mooney's Bay, a large expanse of the Rideau River upstream from Carleton University. It is here that the river splits off into its final run to the Ottawa River as well as the last stretch of the Rideau Canal, as the river's natural course through the city is not particularly agreeable to pleasure boats.


38 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Lovely light shimmers on the water

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  2. I hear the river singing in your pic

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  3. That is within the city of Ottawa, right?

    Tomás.

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  4. Is the Rideau salty, or is this too far inland?

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  5. I would imagine that water is cold even in summer, right?

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  6. Sunny day but freezing water I imagine ...

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  7. Love the sparkling reflections...

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  8. Wonderful shots, William, I like the twinkling on te water.

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  9. Peaceful image; would love to laze there.

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  10. @Linda: thanks!

    @Jen: it was!

    @Halcyon: that section of the river can have its moods.

    @Cloudia: nice imagery!

    @Tomas: very much so, yes, a fifteen or twenty minute walk from campus.

    @Julie: we're very much inland. The Rideau feeds into the Ottawa, which feeds into the St. Lawrence. You don't start seeing an influence of the ocean until the river's well into eastern Quebec.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Revrunner: not particularly, there are days in summer where it's warm enough for a swim.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Tahiti: oh, yes, on the day I took this. The water's okay for swimming in July and August, but not really beyond that.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Bibi: there's a beach for just that!

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  11. gorgeous / hey, the hubby have together longer just married 10. I must admit it is constant work. but as the say if it something u want u worker for it?!! or something like that ??!! ( :

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  12. Great sparkling lights twinkling on the water!

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  13. I'd call this the 'ripple-effect'.

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  14. It must be spectacular with all the autumn foliage.

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  15. Diamonds reflecting off of the water! Wonderful!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  16. @Tex: it certainly looks that way!

    @Audrey: merci!

    @Beth: I think it works that way!

    @Sharon: thanks!

    @Birdman: that's a good way to put it.

    @Stuart: it's a great place to have a stroll. In summer, they have dragon boat races here on the bay.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Jennifer: thank you.

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  17. This looks more like it! I mean, it looks almost like the countryside!

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  18. Lovely lovely view !

    cheers, parsnip

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  19. Beautiful!

    I just heard the Polar Vortex is creeping across our border. Canada must take it back--and keep it up there!

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  20. Not agreeable to pleasure boats? What happens? Do they get trash thrown on them?

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  21. @MB: thanks!

    @Ciel: well, if I moved the photo over to the right, there'd be clear signs of the city, including a rowing club and apartment buildings.

    @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Norma: the vortex is a good thing!

    @Cheryl: well, aside from two waterfalls that would pretty much destroy a boat, there are rapids, and stretches where the river there is too shallow for such boats to pass.

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  22. You can't let a natural course of a river interfere with pleasure boats.

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  23. Pretty shot. I love it when the sun sparkles on the water like that.

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  24. I think I've learned more about my home city through your blog than anywhere before. Nice photo. Deb

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  25. Wonderful shot. I like the light on the water.

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  26. I will GMap your area to ensure I am oriented. Taa ...

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  27. I love the play of the light on the water.

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