Category Archives: Ottawa

Mer Bleue

A visit to the Mer Bleue Bog

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National Military Cemetery

Visiting the National Military Cemetery affords me an opportunity to stop and think about the vast numbers of Canadians that lost their lives in war and peace. As a retired military member it reminds me of the harm that the … Continue reading

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Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum More images in a gallery

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Section 103

Section 103 – the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces The central monument of Section 103 is dedicated to the men and women of the Canadian Forces who served our country with honour and distinction. The monument is located … Continue reading

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Eastern Grey Squirrel

Behold – the Eastern Grey Squirrel starring me down in Ottawa. Black squirrels are melanistic grey squirrels, just like a black panther is to a leopard. The black ones are said to be slightly more tolerant of cold and camouflage … Continue reading

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The underbelly of Ottawa

A dead-end alley between buildings shows the gritty underbelly of Ottawa. That grittiness is common to all large Canadian cities, as is the street art that is there if you look for it…

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Expensive executive jets

XA-FLC, a 2012 Dassault Falcon 2000 N440CX, a 2008 Hawker Beechcraft Corp Hawker 850XP C-FTRP, a 2008 Gulfstream G150

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C-FCJU

C-FCJU, a CargoJet Boeing B-727-260A/F at the Ottawa airport

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NRC 9 m wind tunnel

A trip to Ottawa would not be complete without visiting the National Research Council 9 m wind tunnel research facility.

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Ottawa – a city of contrasts

I was standing on the first nations property on Victoria Island, looking across the Ottawa River toward the imposing building that houses the Supreme Court of Canada. So many contrasting elements here…

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