Sunset as seen from Isla de la Piedra near Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Near Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Where are they going next? Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Ottawa River Flooding

It was a gorgeous spring day yesterday, so Ruth and I spent a fair bit of time outside. We had stayed overnight at a friends place near the Ottawa River, so we went for a walk on the paths above the shoreline.

You may have seen on the news that the Ottawa River has experienced record flooding this spring. The river flows from the north, starting at Lake Timiskaming and then making up the Ontario - Quebec border as it makes its way to the St. Lawrence Seaway at Montreal.

So, because we've been in Ottawa for the past couple of weeks, all you hear about is the flooding.

Ruth, looking at the daffodils.

Looking upriver towards downtown Gatineau, Quebec (on the right side of the bridge).

The Prime Minister's residence in Ottawa.

Looking across to the Catholic Church in Pointe Gatineau, Quebec.

I zoomed in on some of the homes on the opposite side of the river in Quebec...









But, they say now that the water has peaked and has actually dropped a foot or so since the peak. So it seems the worst is over for this year.


Ruth, at the Rockcliffe Park Pavilion.

The Rockcliffe Park neighborhood is well known for having expensive homes and embassy residences. So we went for a walk around to see some of the nice homes.

The U.S. Ambassador's residence in Ottawa.


Just some nice old homes.

Lots of flowers in the park.

From there, we went to my mother's house for lunch. We were a little early, and my mother's building is right across from the river. So we went for another walk to see how high the water was there.

Parts of the bicycle path are just a little washed out.

They could have moved the picnic tables!

Ruth, observing the high water.

Have a seat! 

The bike paths goes through here!

The yellow lines are all the bike paths in Ottawa
Too bad you can only use them six months of the year.

We had a nice lunch with my mom and both my sisters. Not very often we are together all at the same time.

Alison, Elaine, and Kevin.

Alison, Elaine, Elspeth (Mom), and Kevin.

Another beautiful summer day today, but it looks like the cold is coming back. 

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful family photos. Wow lots of flooding.

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  2. What a great family picture! Even your smiles are the same. No denying they are family!!

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    1. Thanks Sue! And yes, there is no denying that they are all related. :-)

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  3. Beautiful family photo! That's a keeper....I appreciate ..Kevin’s photos showing the extent of the flooding....way better than the snap shots on TV. LOL..

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    1. Thank you Lynnette, it is nice to hear that you appreciate Kevin's photos. :-)

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