Saturday, July 20, 2013

where am I?

One of the things I love about Canada is all the water.  Yes, I know I live within sight of the beach in Spain, but no one uses it for much of anything except in the summer.  There is some rowing, but most boats don't go out, and they don't go out with me....swimming is chilly, though maybe I'll have to get a wetsuit and get going on that.....but here?  In the summer?  EVERYONE is out on the water.

In downtown Ottawa we found this:

Yes, that is a kayak slalom course in the city!

There are boats in locks, all within 10 minutes walk of the parliament buildings...

The national gallery of art is doing renovations, so look what they did!!! I imagine it isn't quite so welcome in the winter, the cold frigid winter

Some art.....

Some more one spat at me this time anyway....

These statues were seriously cool....never noticed them before.

Art in the gallery....this was enormously long.

A gopher!


We ate nachos, Youngest got hennad, we wandered around and sat in the parks, drank excellent lemonade and had a simply marvelous day.  It was LOVELY.

And as a bonus we figured out where to pick Eldest and her friend up, the reason we're here....all I knew was Ottawa at 4pm, doesn't narrow it down a lot!

Have a good one,



thecatalanway said...

Just managed to find time and internet to read up on what you are doing. Looks lovely and I agree that water is somewhat lacking in Catalunya. for me its the rivers - I do love a river walk! And Bonnie loves a swim. This holiday has been about lots of swimming for her - she just dives in if there is a good pool or river. K x

oreneta said...

Chuck will get to do that once we get on the boat! So will I and I cannot say how much I am looking forward to it!.

J.G. said...

Oooh, say more about the boat, please! I'm all ears.

oreneta said...

Going sailing in AUG!!! The annual vacation on our boat...should be fabulous.