Sunday, March 14, 2021

A Finish Line

 The home stretch: the path home from here led due north.

It's up here at the northwest portion of the lake that the vehicles used to clear the ice of snow are kept.

A first good view of the Dow's Lake Pavilion. There's a couple of restaurants in there, and during warmer weather a boat rental operation.

I came around the side of the pavilion.

Leaving the ice, I walked around the side of the pavilion for a look back at the lake.

And then a view of H.M.C.S Carleton.

A last view, of where the skateway begins or ends, depending on one's perspective. I left here to get some well deserved food over at the nearby Di Rienzo's. I had earned it with a walk like this. 


  1. It looks still very cold...

  2. I can imagine that after this walk you felt like a snack and a sip.

  3. You skated all the way?
    It's very long ... how many km are there?

  4. Hello,
    Looks like a great walk, but very cold. I hope you found something yummy to eat. Have a great day and a happy new week!

  5. Things are warming up. Soon. All of our ice fishing huts are in for the season.

  6. ...we now have unsafe ice warnings. Spring is coming.

  7. I go with Eileen, boy, I get hungry seeing the cold!

  8. @Italiafinlandia: that it was.

    @Karl: it was that day, and this one started cold too.

    @Jan: the food was welcome.

    @Ella: walked. It's 7.8 kilometres.

    @Eileen: tortellini.

    @Jennifer: the ice on the Ottawa River looks weak.

    @Tom: it is.

    @David: yes I did.

  9. The last 2 pics show life exists :)

  10. You certainly earned a warm drink!

  11. You definitely earned a hot meal after that long walk!

  12. Congrats on finishing that long epic walk.

  13. Wow, what an amazing race and I hope you got a huge and delicious meal after! You deserved it!

  14. Looks slippery! I too hope you enjoyed your meal.

  15. Ahhhhhh, this is where you are!


  16. Have you told us how many miles down and back?

  17. I bet the pavillion is a fun place in the summer -- well, pre or post pandemic!

  18. What a long walk ... well done :)

    All the best Jan

  19. Nice to see the little pops of colour in this post William, they certainly stand out in the surrounding white of the snow. You absolutely did deserve that meal at the end of this walk ✨

  20. @Iris: cold is good.

    @Magiceye: it does.

    @RedPat: hot chocolate is good on a winter day.

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @Maywyn: that it was.

    @Shammickite: walking.

    @Bill: it was quite a walk.

    @21: thank you.

  21. @Revrunner: we get a lot of grey skies days in winter.

    @Michelle: definitely.

    @DJan: I did indeed.

    @Marie: I can see that.

    @Beside: hello there.

    @Joanne: 7.8 kilometres. But that doesn't include the distance walking to the start of the skateway, and heading home from the end of my route.

    @Jeanie: it's got a restaurant or two inside.

    @Jan: it was a very long walk.

    @Grace: thank you!

  22. You really did deserve a hot drink and some food. Fantastic walk.