Looking back from where I left off yesterday, this is the view of the Rideau Canal looking east from near the Bronson Avenue Bridge.
The Canal widens west of the bridge into Dow's Lake, a man made reservoir for the Canal dating back to the construction period of 1826-32. Before that period, this was a swampy area named for a fellow named Dow, who preceded the Canal period by a decade.
The forested area on the west side of the lake is the Arboretum, a wooded parkland that is part of the Experimental Farm.
I looked back to the bridge.
This view to the north looks towards the Little Italy neighbourhood. There's a condo building over there nearing completion. Personally I don't like it- too big for the neighbourhood.
Each fall the skate changing shelters are put down when the water levels are lowered. This year because of Covid, the inside of these are locked, but there are bench spaces on the exterior, plus plenty more benches at each access point.
The signage over there at right is a decision point. Go right and the loop takes you to the top of Dow's Lake and back again. Go left and you're heading to the end of the line. I was going to the end of the line before coming back here.
Starting around the last bend in the skateway, I paused to photograph the Arboretum. A look through the trees will see some high ground, part of which is popular for toboggans this time of year.
The view down the last stretch. The tower in the distance is Dunton Tower, part of the campus at Carleton University.
Off to my right, one of two footbridges that cross a creek feeding into the Canal from the Arboretum. We'll pick up here tomorrow.