|Near the start of our walk
|Museum of Civilisation
|Major's Hill Park
|Cross for those who died building the canal
|On the Rideau lock
|The canal with the big red chairs (see them?)
|Beckett and Keltic enjoying the view.
After taking a break at the canal, we headed back as the parking spot I had was only for two hours. I needn't have worried as there was only one other car there when I got back but you never know when you might get a ticket.
|Looking up towards the canal and downtown Ottawa.
On the way back we took couple short breaks, one time this chipmunk came right up over the bank nearly running into Keltic. Boy, did he every scurry back down, Keltic tried to go over the edge too. Good thing for strong leashes.
|Victoria Island and Place du Portage
We didn't go to Victoria Island on this trip. There's a land claim by the Algonquin Indians over the island, they have teepees and a stockade built, I'm not sure if they try to keep people off. Today there didn't seem to be anyone around.
The Place du Portage Complex is actually four interconnected buildings, the building with Canada written on it (you might have to make it bigger). I work behind and across the street from this complex. There are thousands of federal government employees working in the complex. I have friends that work in the complex and unless we make plans to meet, I've hardly ever run into them.
We made it back to the car in plenty of time before the two hours was up. And on our way back I discovered that there is a white water kayak course in Ottawa, who knew, well at least I didn't.
So that was our capital adventure for this weekend. I'll have to see if I can discover other free places to park and discover more of the capital with the boys.