We drove a little further on and pulled up in a car park. We thought we were going for a little wander in the bush but a couple of hours later we returned to the car after seeing an amazing array of structures, all part of the Rideau Canal system. But first, our little jaunt through the forest revealed poison ivy, a rather large black rat snake (we dashed in closer for a better look but the snake had other ideas!) and a couple of hairy woodpeckers (these thrilled us, they are the funniest little critter). We then got to see Chaffey's Locke and bore witness to a boat coming through the lower and upper stages of passing through the locke system.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 - RIDEAU CANAL & FAREWELL to NICK & CHRIS
Following a leisurely breakfast (starting to get used to this holiday thing!) Nick, Chris, Paul & I all bundled in the car to head off in to the wilds (well, with Nick we could of ended up ANYWHERE). We drove some of Nick's favourite local roads and at each stop we learnt something. Sometimes there are things happening right in front of our noses but until they are pointed out we don't see them! We stopped at lagoons and lakes, saw our first bullfrog, turtle nests, an abandoned beaver dam and many colourful dragon flies. Chris gave me a botanical lesson along the way. Chris, I still think of you every time I see Sumac!