To start, a look back upstream at where I came from: the Portage Bridge is at centre in this shot, with Victoria Island at left. Gatineau's shoreline is at right, with the imposing bulk of the Portage government complex standing there.
Back on my way with a look at one of the trees here. Note the Museum of History is on the far shore.
I proceeded on. Nepean Point is at the east end of a wide portion of the river where the Rideau Canal descends to meet it. The Point is having landscaping work done at its top, expected to be done next year.
Two shots taken closer to the mouth of the Canal. A pier down below offers access to the river boats that go back and forth along the river for tourists. I included two people in the second shot.
A view across the first of the locks that ascend away from the river here. The Canal has had its water levels lowered for the winter and the locks are empty. Note the Celtic cross at the far side. It is a monument to workers who died during the building of the Canal from 1826-32. Major's Hill Park, my final destination of this walk, is on the top of the ridge.
On the opposite side of the Canal I photographed the view looking up, with the Chateau Laurier on my side and the Bytown Museum on the other.
My path to the park took me this way.
The outline of this tree, most of its leaves already gone for the year, made an appealing shot against the river.
I noticed a chipmunk along the path. I took two shots, the first with zoom.
The second, at regular, still has him in the shot, sitting right at centre. Can you see him? Moments later he darted into the trees. A busy time of year for them, as soon they'll be hidden away all winter long.