Most of my time away in July was spent in Guelph, staying with my father. Guelph is a city to the west of Toronto. It is both the county seat of Wellington County, but politically independent of the county, if that makes any sense. Settlement here started in the 1820s by the Scottish businessman and writer John Galt (no relation to the character created by that pretentious whackjob Ayn Rand), who is considered the city founder.
Riverside Park lies along the shores of the Speed River, which passes through the city on its way to its confluence with the Grand River in Cambridge. It encompasses eighty acres of land, and includes a bandstand as seen here.
The shoreline of the Speed River is being allowed to naturalize. Ducks and geese swim here this time of year.
A pedestrian bridge crosses the river. This view looks upstream.
And this looks downstream.
Here we have a view of the bridge and the spillway.
The path continues through the park.
There is a Dutch style windmill placed here along the river. Tomorrow I'll show you another spot in Riverside Park.