Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Roaring Of The Waterfalls

Continuing where I left off yesterday, here's another view of the east branch of the Rideau Falls. Note the snow down below, yet to melt in spring conditions at the time I took these shots in early April.

Here we have a first glimpse of the west branch of the falls. The National Research Council has its facilities on the far shore.

I started across the bridge spanning the west branch.

I reached the viewing area on the west shore. In the distance on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River, a number of buildings can be glimpsed. That's where the main channel of the Gatineau River merges with the Ottawa River.


  1. William - we have a number of towns that are experiencing flooding this spring - snow melt and heavy rains! Fascinating pictures.

  2. Nice! I'd love to hear the roar.

  3. Hi William, I'm still following your blog, but I've decided not to comment each day anymore. After a while, various subjects return in an annual rhythm, and comments also lapse repeatedly.
    With such a beautiful photo series of the falls, you can still count on my interest and admiration.
    Greetings from the Netherlands.

  4. The sound of a waterfall is wonderful!

  5. Hello William!
    Your pictures are very impressive!
    Great captures of the waterfall!
    Glad to be back! Enjoy your weekend! Stay safe!

  6. Beautiful views and waterfall photos. Happy weekend to you!

  7. Chilly waterfalls! Noisy, too, I bet. But a nice noise.

  8. I love waterfalls, but I bet this one was pretty chilly!

  9. There you can see the power of nature - huge !

  10. The water looks cold and powerful, William!

  11. Love seeing waterfalls, particularly in person. We used to visit the one near us serveral times a year. It was always different. Tweeted.

  12. Nice waterfalls, it must sound incredible.

  13. There is something wonderful about waterfalls!

  14. @Angie: we've had flood conditions in recent years, but not this year.

    @Linda: it's quite a roar in the springtime.

    @Jan: I'm not able to read as many blogs as usual under the current circumstances, which makes me feel a bit guilty.

    @Marianne: indeed.

    @Dimi: thank you!

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Pat: definitely.

    @Agnieszka: it is.

    @Barbara: the mist rising off it was.

    @Karl: indeed.

    @RedPat: very much so.

    @Mari: we have three waterfalls of note in Ottawa. I have to get to the third one sometime over the summer.

    @Bill: it does.

    @Jennifer: indeed.

  15. The sound of the waterfall must be amazing.
    Great photographs William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  16. I can almost hear the noise of the water.

  17. Waterfalls are mesmerizing. This one looks s-o-o-o-o cold.

  18. I bet those powerful falls made fair bit of noise William, that's a strong flow!

  19. The power of water, I expect it was very loud as it was rushing over the edge.
    Some great photos.

  20. Waterfalls are so neat and to have them there is wonderful

  21. @Jan: you're welcome.

    @FG: I certainly do.

    @Joanne: it's a good noise.

    @Kay: the mist in early spring during break up is cold!

    @Grace: it's a good flow.

    @Gemel: thank you.

    @MB: I agree.