I walked into the portion of the skateway that leads into Patterson Creek, heading to the spot down at the end here, the island in the creek. Willows and other trees line this area, along with parkland. Central Park, which I've mentioned before, starts over here. The skateway loop in here turns back from the island.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Passing Along The Canal
Here's a shot of the stone bridge on my way out.
Back on the Canal, and a look towards the next bridge. The Flora Bridge is another pedestrian bridge, linking the Glebe and Old Ottawa East.
Looking back the way I came, I took a shot of the two skaters on the right. One often sees people with bright green jackets on the Canal during skating season. These are medics, and their backpacks include everything they'll need to treat an emergency.
More views of the Flora Bridge as I approached. This is the newest bridge on the Canal, named for a former federal cabinet minister who lived in the area, Flora Macdonald, a well liked politician.
Here's looking at it from the other side.
Close by, this is a view of the Canal Ritz, one of the few restaurants actually alongside the Canal. I've done take out from here since Covid started.
Here we have a view in the direction of the next bend the Canal makes, shifting westward. I actually left the Canal here, deciding to reconnect with it at the next staircase around the bend.
The reason was a quick stop at Lansdowne Park. This LED sign at the Queen Elizabeth Drive entrance usually advertises events on site. At present, someone on staff must have a sense of humour.