Friday, December 5, 2014

Pleasure Boats In The Ottawa Locks

We have another look at boats in the Ottawa Locks from the area around the Museum. Major's Hill Park is at the top of that tree lined bluff, tucked away behind the Chateau Laurier. If you look to the left, you'll see Nepean Point. That figure you can just make out on top of the promontory is the statue of Samuel de Champlain, which I showed you a few days ago.

The park still has the foundations of the home where John By and his family stayed during the Canal's construction. It burned after their return to Europe, but traces of it are still there. Take a look at this post for a look at the site.




42 comments:

  1. Bit like what you would get on the Thames here though on the canals we have you would only get one narrow boat through a lock

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  2. A popular summertime activity!

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  3. It gives me a little cold to see the new cover of Ottawa Daily Photo .   I feel the coolness of snow ... well, it's almost winter ! We get used to the cold !

    Tomás

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  4. i just noticed your header shot. so cool. love all that snow. ( :

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  5. The place is perfect for a walk or for some nice pictures, and I do like any sort of boats...

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  6. That's a busy locke, lots of action going on there William!
    P.s. You changed over to your winter header while I was having problems with my head... it's totally fabulouso.. Oh how I would love to take snow shots :)

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  7. @Bill: I was looking at Lynette's Portland blog for a trip she took to Britain, and she has shots of travelling over an aqueduct with room for just one boat.

    @Halcyon: definitely.

    @Tomas: it was time to add it on.

    @Reverunner: not this time!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @VP: I don't have a lot of experience with boats myself.

    @Grace: thank you!

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  8. Pleasure Boats? Nice!
    I like your new header photo very much, William, just right for this season.

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  9. Awesome new header and then a little contrast with a summer theme.

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  10. There would nice to walk and whatch boats.

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  11. Nice boats! I like the snow banner photo too.

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  12. Nice shot! Please tell me that new header isn't from this season?? I have 75 degree weather in TX today.:( I think this is hell.

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  13. These boats would be right at home in Florida! I've heard that boats are a hole in the water into which you pour money. I've done the swimming pool thing and learned that pools are a hole in the ground into which you pour money. Think I'll skip buying a boat. Yeah, right, as if I could afford it! Sheesh! I remember a yacht docked in Ft. Lauderdale. I asked one of the guys who worked on it about gasoline (this was 30 years ago). It took $40-50,000 just to fill it up!

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  14. Love your new wintry header...looks soft and pleasant. Cold, though.

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  15. @Karl: there's no shortage of such boats on the Canal.

    @Gnome: thanks!

    @Red: quite a contrast!

    @Tex: definitely!

    @Birdman: thank you.

    @Orvokki: it is nice.

    @Judy: it seemed time to get it in place.

    @Krisztina: it's a shot from March.

    @Lowell: They would be a whole lot of bills, no doubt!

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  16. That's a great photo with nice-looking boats! Must be fun to go on a boat ride and enjoy scenery.

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  17. Now that's much more appealing than the snowscape on your header. Winter hasn't even officially arrived yet and I'm already sick of it!

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  18. I love to see yachts. But I do love your header, William, because I love the snow. I didn't say this on my blog because I didn't want people to worry, but I fell on the stairs at my place last Friday. (fortunately just on the last stair), and it was inside, not outside, but I am O.K. (thankfully) I just got a bad bruise on my right hip which is healing. So snow photos are fine with me if you want to share them, my friend. I hope your weekend and all days are great. Hugs. :)

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  19. I'd love to go for a cruise!

    (I'll meet you at the museum in the dead of night for the desk... ;-))

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  20. Love your header - to see but not to live in it:) Yes, that narrow passage for boats makes me think of my home country Holland:)

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  21. Looks like a fun place to view some cool boats!

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  22. @Tamago: I'm going to have to do a boat tour of the canal next summer. They've got canal boats here for that sort of thing.

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Norma: six more months til spring!

    @Linda: ouch! I hope all's well soon.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Ciel: it'd be a heist out of Oceans Eleven to lift that desk out of there!

    @Jeannette: thank you!

    @RedPat: it certainly is.

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  23. Looks pretty crowded in those locks! :)

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  24. Nice new header and those private boats become bigger and bigger.

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  25. All I could think of was BRRRR! when I saw the snow picture. So thankful I am not there. It's cold enough here.

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  26. I love the new header too! Those are some nice looking boats.

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  27. Oh, there's the snowy winter header! I'll bet we have a happy Ottawa blogger these days! It makes the post look even more summery.

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  28. Great header photo William and your boats at the lock are real pretty too.

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  29. Neat picture. Locks have always seemed so clever to me.

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  30. We went down to Smiths Falls to check out the birds. There are still some in the drained canal.

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  31. I've never been to these locks but I live pretty close to part of the Trent-Severn and I do enjoy watching the boats go through.

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  32. This looks like one of those 1950s faded postcards.

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  33. It looks like an interesting area to explore. I really like that the locks are still in place. They are usually a very important part of our history.

    I also noticed your header photo. It is an outstanding scene and photo.

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