Thursday, March 19, 2015

East View

More from the bridge today. These two east views give us some of the last skaters for the Rideau Canal's skating season this winter.


These shots were taken around four in the afternoon last week Monday. The skies to the east were very different from those to the west, which I'll show you tomorrow.



38 comments:

  1. I think if I were a skater I'd feel sad to see the season end.

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  2. Day by day I'm looking for your first Spring-y pic!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. Everything has an end. Luckily the cold is also finishing.

    Tomás.

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  4. Bonitas y frías imágenes.... Un abrazo desde Murcia...

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  5. You are presenting a wonderful view over the frozen canal again.

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  6. Looks amazing. Thanks for the tipoff about viewing my photos, just a bit of HTML work needed.

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  7. For those who like to skate, I imagine this is almost heaven.

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  8. can you rent skates to go on there if you don't have them?

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  9. To someone from warm climes this is an amazing sight William. Couple of people there determined to skate right till the last moment :)

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  10. A great place to enjoy winter, William. I think it's great that so many people get exercise during the cold months and have fun doing it.

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  11. There were not too many out there for the last day. But, I guess it was a work/school day so not too many can get away.

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  12. Bruins vs Sens tonight. Who ya got?

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  13. One day I'm going to have to go to Ottawa and take my skates. I've always wanted to skate on the Rideau.

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  14. @Kay: I imagine these people must have known time was short for the season.

    @Cloudia: given that there's still snow and we're somewhere around minus ten this morning, spring seems long away.

    @Tomas: not if you were around today!

    @Alp: thanks!

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Jan: this Canal in any season just draws me to it.

    @Peter: I'd wondered if it was my system giving me the issues.

    @Janet: it certainly is.

    @Gill: yes, there are skate rental places along the length of the Canal.

    @Grace: skating till the last minute seemed to suit them.

    @EG: it's a good exercise for them.

    @Sharon: it does depend as well on the time of day. Maybe an hour later there would have been more.

    @Birdman: It has to be the Sens. We're so close to grabbing the Bruin's wild card spot, and our goalie might well make history tonight.

    @Red: it's a great experience. Of course, I say that despite the fact that I can't skate!

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  15. I am not a skater and I am a little sad at seeing winter end, but what can I say? I love winter. LOL! Nice captures, William. :)

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  16. Looks COLD.
    Keep warm.
    Spring will be there soon.

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  17. The lonely and tiny skaters give us a sense of the dimensions of the place!

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  18. Not long from now it will be all thawed out and the tulips will be blooming!

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  19. @Linda: I'll miss winter when it goes.

    @Tex: yes, it was quiet.

    @Anna: tomorrow's shots offer something rather different.

    @Gunn: it was cold, and it still is!

    @VP: the bridge does rise pretty high up over the Canal.

    @Judy: the tulips are probably going to be a bit late this year.

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  20. So lovely. One could skate for miles!

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  21. Still cold up there but down here we're all sunshine and azaleas, crabapple trees, pear trees, camellias, and other things I don't know the names of which are blooming, blooming, blooming!

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  22. they are calling for snow tonight. we just had 2 days of 70 degrees temps. man the world/weather just keeps on changing way to much ... so wild??! ( :

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  23. Brrrrrr! Winter has worn out its welcome!

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  24. The ice would be crowded if this were here in the Netherlands ;)

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  25. Still snowing! good grief when does spring arrive for you

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  26. They have the ice to themselves!

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  27. From this perspective, the canal looks like a lonely highway.

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  28. @Shelly: thanks!

    @Linda: we still have a good deal of it around today, too. It's below freezing and staying there for the moment.

    @Eve: it is a long skateway.

    @Cheryl: blossoms and blooms are weeks away for us.

    @Beth: that up and down sort of thing is not fun.

    @Norma: I don't mind if it sticks around, but I'm silly that way.

    @Ciel: they certainly do.

    @Marleen: at times it does get crowded, particularly on a weekend.

    @Mo: according to the calendar, tomorrow, but realistically? It's eluding us this year.

    @RedPat: they certainly do.

    @Gemma: yes, it does.

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  29. Your photos make me so thankful that I am here in my desert where it was 80 degrees today.

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  30. The canal looks so deserted compared to your earlier in the season photos. Enjoyed seeing the parade pics. We will be going to one in CT this weekend and hopefully it won't be snowing!

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