Monday, July 13, 2015

The Hound And The Ottawa River

One of my stops during Doors Open was at the Ottawa Rowing Club, nestled nicely along the Ottawa River. Gatineau can be seen on the other side, with the Alexandria Bridge spanning the river in the background. The club dates back to 1867, and was started by John A. Macdonald, yet another example of the way our first prime minister seemed to be following me around throughout the weekend.


As you can see, it was a very pleasant day on the water.


A number of people were out on the dock by the club, some in the water, others on the practice devices on the dock. The club has members and also has classes for those interested in learning to row, or upgrading their skills on the water. I have more from here over the next two days, but I thought I'd leave off today with this dog, who was here with his humans, but seemed to have more interest in his stick.

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful, William, thanks for sharing these lovely and refreshing photos.

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  2. These images of Gatineau cool in these hot days we are having in Madrid.

    Tomás.

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  3. You seems to have very pretty weather, lovely playing dog.

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  4. I love these pictures and the dog is beautiful!

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  5. Of course a stick can be more interesting than any old human can be at times.
    Water looks good.
    MB

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  6. doggies get to have all the fun, don't they? that water look kayak-able & really blue. enjoy your week. ... ( :

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  7. John A. and a rowing club? Now I'm sure John A. didn't row but it was nice of him to support the activity.

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  8. Beautiful river and a cute pup too.

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  9. It was a wonderful day to spend some time on the waterfront.

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  10. @Linda: you're welcome!

    @Linda: it was a very pleasant day... no humidity!

    @Tomas: both sides of the river are a pleasure on a mild day.

    @Olivier: indeed!

    @Broconte: thank you!

    @Marianne: the dog seemed quite pleased.

    @Hilary: I certainly thought so.

    @MB: the dog had his priorities straight.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Randy: I saw the dog and couldn't resist taking shots.

    @Jan: it was quite a treat to come on down here and take the place in.

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  11. That dog is so cute. He's found his own entertainment.

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  12. Love the river pictures. The water is incredibly blue!

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  13. Such beautiful pictures. The doggie is so cute playing with the stick. The last photo is adorable :-)

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  14. Blue water and a happy dog!

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  15. There is nothing like a good stick to a dog! Beautiful day, William.

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  16. @Sharon: he certainly has.

    @Linda: it was a very pleasant Saturday that day!

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @VP: very happy!

    @RedPat: of course the dog wouldn't appreciate having it taken away!

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  17. Well thankfully! Imagine him gnawing at the oars!

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  18. Ahhh... dogs and their sticks!

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  19. I forgot to mention...the dog is adorable! :)

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  20. Water dogs and sticks...perfect combination. Would that I could enjoy such simple pleasures.

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  21. Great water views and love the bridge. And the dog is more than happy with his more immediate joy. Love the shadow shapes around him too.

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  22. Love the sweet dog sequence. Darling!

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  23. Dog occupied with a stick. Next witness!

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  24. Love the shadow on the first shot of the dog

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  25. That's a fabulous stretch of water for a rowing club and of course the dog is great...

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  26. @Ciel: I wonder if it crossed his mind.

    @Halcyon: yes, they do like them! There wasn't much left of this one!

    @Linda: and the doggie knows it!

    @Kay: simple pleasures indeed.

    @Gemma: so did I.

    @Lauren: when I saw him, I knew I wanted to photograph him.

    @Marleen: that appears to be the consensus!

    @Birdman: hah!

    @Gerald: thanks!

    @Geoff: it can be choppy water there. I could feel it walking on the dock, which is a floating doc.

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  27. What a cute hound and beautiful views across the river. Looked like a great day to be out.

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  28. Lovely day to be out, I am not sure I have enough upper body strength to row anymore. That doggie is having a ball with that stick!

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  29. Wow. That's a long time ago. l love the pup photo.

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  30. Lovely photos and weather. No snow today.
    Adore the sweet gud dug with his stick.

    cheers, parsnip

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  31. @Denise: it certainly was!

    @Mari: the dog was such a cutie.

    @Janey: it takes a lot of keeping in shape and upper body strength.

    @Whisk: it has a lot of history here in the city.

    @Parsnip: no snow for a long while, it feels like it!

    @Orvokki: thank you!

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  32. The sky and the water suggest one of those top ten summer days!

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  33. Oh summer time pictures. Beautiful!

    Sweet dog. Happy dog it looks.

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