Saturday, March 6, 2021

Passing Along The Canal

 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.


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.

27 comments:

  1. You have a good quantity of snow too!

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  2. A most enjoyable ramble with you today, William. Thanks. I like the medic idea!

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  3. Do you still have such a lot of snow ? We just had a bit for one day!!

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  4. You have a very long track to skate there ...
    The ice must be very thick if a car can ride on it.

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  5. Medics on skates... new to me. Love the sign(s)!

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  6. This is a great place for those who love to skate.

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  7. You must be in good shape, William. You do a lot of walking.

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  8. Such a wonderful big open space in winter for the skaters. The Landsdown Park sign is hilarious :)

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  9. Nice to see the stone bridge en the Flora Bridge right after each other. What a difference.
    Looking at the car on the canal ... We had a joker in Friesland three weeks ago who tried that on a Frisian canal. It didn't hold too long ... ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hANiGHsNlB0

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  10. @Italiafinlandia: we've had a lot.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Gattina: at present we have a good deal on the ground.

    @Ella: it is thick.

    @Iris: it's standard here.

    @Nancy: it is indeed.

    @David: I get a lot in.

    @Grace: they were good.

    @Jan: thank you!

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  11. The Flora bridge looks so beautiful! And that message in the last pic is so funny!

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  12. Wonderful photo of the marvelous canal and bridges ~ great place!
    Great sign ~ with Covid I have frequently felt like 'why did leave the house.' ~'Taking a walk, though, is good unless there are too many people ~ Happy Weekend to you,

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. I love the Landsdowne signs. Very clever! The stone bridge, beautiful. And interesting about the medics!

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  14. It is too bad the skating season was short this year. What a great place.

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  15. My daughter visited Ottawa when she was in high school. She took her skates but the canal was closed. she was disappointed.

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  16. That was one very long winter walk!

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  17. Hello,
    Looks like a wonderful place for walking and skating. I like the signs and quotes. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  18. Certainly a winter wonderland.

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  19. Love seeing the skaters. And the humorous signs at the end of the post, too. :-)

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  20. Here the last bit of ice covering the skating rink was finally removed. Won't be long now before it's gone.

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  21. The 2 last photos are full of humour.

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