Is it odd to say Happy Leap Year Day?
Today I'm carrying on with this walk on the Rideau Canal. Turning around from where I left off yesterday, this gives us a view of the next bridge along the route.
This is the Pretoria Bridge, named in commemoration of veterans of the South African War. It is a vertical lift bridge, with the middle section capable of being elevated to allow for the passage of taller boats. The Pretoria parallels the overpass for the 417 freeway, just to its north.
Here we have the view of the bridge from the other side.
I continued on, taking note of the house at the centre of this shot. It houses the Armenian embassy.
The skateway heads towards its final bend up ahead here. The University of Ottawa campus can be seen in the distance.
I turned back at this spot to photograph behind me.
And then I went around the bend, with the last stretch of the Canal ahead of me.
The Corktown Bridge, where I left the skating surface, is a pedestrian bridge that links the university campus at right with Centretown at left. The Chateau Laurier can be seen in the distance.
I turned back for one last shot from the surface before heading off the ice.
I came up onto the bridge, photographing the view from both sides. I'll be back with Winterlude on the 2nd of the month, but tomorrow we have a look at the theme day.