Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Taking In Views Of The River

I have another look at one of the boat bays at the Ottawa Rowing Club today. The club is the oldest of its kind in the country, and the second largest, with over a thousand members. There are other rowing and boating clubs here in Ottawa and Gatineau, including downstream in the New Edinburgh-Rockcliffe area, and along the Rideau River at Mooney's Bay.


Across the river in Gatineau there's a harbour along the shore, and the greenspace you see is Jacques Cartier Park.


The multipurpose room on the second floor of the first building was open. There were various boats up in the rafters, as well as plaques, and a look down at boats on the lawn between this and the second boathouse. One of the staff on hand mentioned the place was being prepared for a wedding reception that evening. It's quite a lovely spot for such a purpose, with a great view.

35 comments:

  1. My favourites are your second and last photos, William! Lovely!

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  2. Thank you for the additional information about rowing in Ottawa. Have you tried it? It is a fabulous sport.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. Rowing is an appealing sport. Just wish I had the stamina to do it!

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  4. Fantastic facility in a beautiful setting.

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  5. Canada should be a modern country and ... wonderful.

    Tomás.

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  6. Rowing must be very popular in Ottawa... more than 1,000 members... wow !

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  7. It looks like a great place to be there for rowing a boat or to have a wedding party as well.

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  8. Love that boat "hovering" above the yard.:-)

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  9. It sure looks beautiful and perfect for wedding reception and such!

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  10. There's a magical feeling surrounding boats...well, there is for me,I could almost smell the damp boats in the top pic.
    Jane x

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  11. There are some big bucks invested in those skulls.

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  12. Some sleek and amazing boats!

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  13. ca doit etre sympa de faire de l'aviron avec ce temps, belle vue

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  14. Nice shots of the Ottawa Rowing Club and surroundings. Must be a great place to spend some time now and then.
    I have only rowed in older, larger and much slower rowing boats. I'm affraid I would flip over tight away in such a narrow boat.

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  15. Great takes. Did you know we have all sports events in Toronto .

    The Pam Am Events. And ya Canada is leading. Big time.

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  16. I'd love to try rowing, but I probably wouldn't get very far!

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  17. @Linda: I knew I wanted one of those windows to frame a river shot.

    @Janis: I've done canoeing, but not something like these, and not in awhile.

    @Oakland: it takes a lot of stamina, and uses muscles no doubt in a different way than other exercise.

    @Lauren: it certainly is!

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Karl: obviously not down there all at the same time, but that means it's busy through the week.

    @Marianne: I was surprised by the notion of a wedding reception being held there, but once I got into the upper floor, the space made perfect sense for such a use.

    @Revrunner: so did I.

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  18. @Tamago: it certainly does!

    @Jane and Chris: they seem well stored in there, sheltered from the elements.

    @Birdman: definitely!

    @VP: I thought so too.

    @Olivier: merci!

    @Jan: I was struck by how narrow they are, but they are competitive style sculls, after all.

    @Carolann: the athletes are doing great this year. I hope the games go smoothly.

    @Norma: and this river can pose quite a challenge!

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  19. I like those windows overlooking the river!

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  20. I think I'd love to do this, except my back would give out!!!

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  21. Oooh yes, that's a fantastic venue for a wedding or any kind of reception!

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  22. 1000 members shows a lot of interest in this activity.

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  23. That would be a great place for en event especially on a clear evening!

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  24. Love that last shot William through the window..

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  25. @EG: me too!

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Jennifer: more people would say that!

    @Halcyon: thanks! I did too.

    @Ciel: it really is.

    @Red: and I didn't even factor other clubs over in Gatineau.

    @RedPat: one of the best views of the city!

    @Tex: very much so.

    @Geoff: thanks!

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  26. Great facility! It must be wonderful seeing those sleek boats on the river.

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  27. Quite a place and a magnificent river.

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  28. My uncle in Britain was on the British rowing team back in the 70's ! I have done it and did have a rowing machine years ago it takes every muscle you have and is quite the work out ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  29. Lovely views to te river. I believe there is wonderful to row.

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  30. Very nice view. Hope you have a great day. Tim is off for four days. Woohoo.

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  31. Very nice. I had to go back to older as well. I cant believe I had missed them. So I re tracked and gave comments where comments should be done for your photographs for sure William. I so enjoy all you put up.

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