Mud Lake & Deschênes Rapids, Ottawa


This past Friday a friend and I visited Mud Lake near the Deschênes Rapids. It was a perfect day for hiking – sunny and cool enough to keep the bugs away. My friend, being a patient person, put up with me stopping from time-to-time to take some photos of the abundant wildlife on and around this small lake.

While we were there, we decided to make a wee side trip to see what the Ottawa River was doing at the Deschênes Rapids. We were able to get close to the river bank, but because of the high water we were limited as to how much we could see. These are two photos of the river taken last Friday, May 22/2015 …

Not really all that exciting, unless of course you compare it to the following photos that I took around this same location on July 2012 when we were experiencing a bad drought …

All of the locations in the above photos were completely under water last Friday. The people walking in one of the above photos were actually walking across the Deschênes Rapids, and the rock where the two people are sitting was completely under fast-moving water in 2012. And the duck? Well over her head last Friday!

2014 Weekly Photos – Week #02 (January 8, 2014)


This week’s photos is brought to you by the letter “B” for “Bob’s Lake”.

Picture of the Week 2014 – B Round 1-DSC_1052

Several times, with close friends, I have visited Bob’s Lake in Eastern Ontario, where I had an opportunity to just wander around and take photos. Although the lake is quite large, I have explored only a very tiny piece of it, namely the property where I was staying. On both occasions I was able to leave with some photos that I liked.

The second time I visited the lake my friends and I came across a turtle that had fallen into a rather deep dry hole, and it was challenged to escape from the hole. Unsure of the type of turtle we were dealing with, my friend used a shovel to pick the turtle up so we could put it on the ground near the lake.

Bob’s Lake is supposed to be great for fishing, but alas, we did not have any fish supper.

Hoping for a Fresh Fish Supper

Hoping for a Fresh Fish Supper