Category Archives: recreation

Rideau Canal – Jones Falls stone arch dam

The keystone arch dam at Jones falls is constructed of interlocking tapered vertical stones. The dam is one of the most spectacular engineering structure on the Rideau Canal, and is one of the first of its type in the world. … Continue reading

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Rideau Canal – Lower Brewers lock 45

Lower Brewers Lockstation is located at the south end of a widening of the Cataraqui River, which forms a small, shallow lake. The lock was built on the east bank of the river in a short excavated channel that created … Continue reading

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Rideau Canal – Old Slys locks 26/27

Descending 4.7 m over a length of 658 m, Sly’s Rapids were named after William Sly, an early settler who arrived in the Smith Falls area in 1798. By 1824 he had built a substantial barn and house on the … Continue reading

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Ottawa River – Victoria Island

Victoria Island is situated in the Ottawa River, right at the border between Ontario and Quebec. Above, looking upstream toward Hull and the Museum of Civilization. Below, looking upstream at what should be some familiar landmarks. Above and below, looking … Continue reading

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Beach stuff

Stuff that I saw and picked up and generally enjoyed while poking about on the beach. © 2013 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013

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Campobello Island Ferry Terminal

Campobello Island is one of the many islands on the Bay of Fundy. At 70 sq. km, it is one of the larger islands. Two of the island’s most popular sites include the Roosevelt Campobello International Park,  the former summer … Continue reading

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Amherst Island ferry

The 15 minute ferry trip to Amherst Island is a nice way to cool off on a hot summer day, which is exactly what I did while heading to Toronto from Kingston. The ferry runs from Millhaven, 22 km west … Continue reading

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A winter day

A cold and dreary winter day and I’m outside, walking about, taking pictures and poking dead things on the beach with a stick. That might sound odd, but some dead things that you find on the beach can smell pretty … Continue reading

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Ice Globes

Pretty. Very pretty. These pretty icy spheres can be used as decoration, and as holders for candles. They are simple to make – fill some balloons with water, tie them off, and place them outside to freeze. You can also … Continue reading

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Ice at the Point

it was a sunny winter day with a temperature of 4° C so I decided to head out and spend some time soaking up the fresh air and basking in some wonderful bright light. I was a bit undecided as … Continue reading

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