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.
Beautiful! Lovely light shimmers on the waterReplyDelete
lovely, looks like it was a nice sunny day too :)ReplyDelete
Love the glittery water!ReplyDelete
I hear the river singing in your picReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
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That is within the city of Ottawa, right?ReplyDelete
Is the Rideau salty, or is this too far inland?ReplyDelete
Seems it was a lovely day!ReplyDelete
I would imagine that water is cold even in summer, right?ReplyDelete
Nice reflections on the water.ReplyDelete
Sunny day but freezing water I imagine ...ReplyDelete
Love the sparkling reflections...ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots, William, I like the twinkling on te water.ReplyDelete
Peaceful image; would love to laze there.ReplyDelete
@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.
@Revrunner: not particularly, there are days in summer where it's warm enough for a swim.
@Tahiti: oh, yes, on the day I took this. The water's okay for swimming in July and August, but not really beyond that.
@VP: thank you!
@Jan: thank you.
@Bibi: there's a beach for just that!
diamonds on the water! :)ReplyDelete
superbe endroit !ReplyDelete
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 ??!! ( :ReplyDelete
Great sparkling lights twinkling on the water!ReplyDelete
I'd call this the 'ripple-effect'.ReplyDelete
It must be spectacular with all the autumn foliage.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot, William!ReplyDelete
Diamonds reflecting off of the water! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
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@Tex: it certainly looks that way!ReplyDelete
@Beth: I think it works that way!
@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.
@Jennifer: thank you.
Sparkling water---nice. MBReplyDelete
This looks more like it! I mean, it looks almost like the countryside!ReplyDelete
Lovely lovely view !ReplyDelete
I just heard the Polar Vortex is creeping across our border. Canada must take it back--and keep it up there!
Not agreeable to pleasure boats? What happens? Do they get trash thrown on them?ReplyDelete
@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.
@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.
You can't let a natural course of a river interfere with pleasure boats.ReplyDelete
Pretty shot. I love it when the sun sparkles on the water like that.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely shot!ReplyDelete
I think I've learned more about my home city through your blog than anywhere before. Nice photo. DebReplyDelete
Wonderful shot. I like the light on the water.ReplyDelete
I will GMap your area to ensure I am oriented. Taa ...ReplyDelete
I love the play of the light on the water.ReplyDelete
@Mari: so it seems.ReplyDelete
@Hilary: so do I.
@Linda: thank you!
@Randy: thank you.
@Kay: I do as well.