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Good winds while sailing today on the #Ottawa River. A sailboat beating to windward.

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Good winds while sailing today on the #Ottawa River. A Rob Roy 23 #yawl.

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Good winds while sailing today on the #Ottawa River. An RS Aero 7 dinghy.

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Good winds while sailing today on the #Ottawa River. A Catalina 30 and a Beneteau Oceanis going to windward

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Big week in #Ottawa as the #bridge on the 417 highway is torn down and replaced. Lots of Tonka toys in play!
 
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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, Optimists!

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a C&C 25 Mark I.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a #Mirage 27 (Perry).

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a #Bayfield 25.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a #Sunfish.

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Scenes from a morning #bike ride in #Ottawa today. American red #squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) seen at Hartwell's Locks on the Rideau Canal. He was after our rice cakes.

#mammals
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride in #Ottawa today. Common snapping #turtle (Chelydra serpentina) seen on the Ottawa River.

#reptiles
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride in #Ottawa today. Signs of the #COVID-19 times - one of our favourite #gelato places, closed and emptied out. No sign it will reopen again at all.
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride in #Ottawa today. Odd signs at Hartwell's Locks on the Rideau Canal. Since when did "traversing a lock: become "locking"???

#grammar
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride in #Ottawa today. Wild roses along the canal.
 
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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a Sirocco 15.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a Sandstream 26.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a Niagara 26.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a Core Sound 20 Mark III, kit-built wooden cat-rigged #ketch.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a Mirage 25 ghost ship.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a Sirocco 15.

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We were on our way home from sailing today, #biking through the Experimental Farm in #Ottawa, when we ran into the "off leash dog patrol" out looking to see if there were any off leash dogs for supper!

eastern coyote (Canis latrans var.)

#wildlife #mammals #coyote
 
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Scenes from a hike in #Ottawa this evening. The wild daisies are out.

#daisy #botany
 
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Scenes from a hike in #Ottawa this evening. This is wild rose.

#plant #botany
 
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Scenes from a hike in #Ottawa this evening.

#tree #botany
 
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Seen on a #bike ride today in #Ottawa, a wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).

#bird #birds #ornithology
 
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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a CS 30.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, an Express 27.

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Scenes from a 52 km #bike trip to today to the village of #Osgoode in #Ottawa and back. We had a great lunch at a little #Mexican take-out restaurant, called La Cantina. Yes that is a #raccoon and in the daytime, too.

#biking #bicycle #cycle #cycling
 
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Seen on a #hike this evening in south #Ottawa, a Great Blue #Heron.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a C&C Mega 30 racer.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a social distancing strategy!

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a Hunter 29.5.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a Bayfield 25.

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Launches are still underway in #Ottawa. This is Kirby 24 racer being hoisted into the marina.

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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a C&C Mega 30 racer.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a Laser.

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Seen while sailing today on the #Ottawa River, a CS 22.

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This Stuff Only Happens in Canada


Note this is just a few blocks from our house, but to be fair to the #moose it has been pretty hot recently here!

* Moose turns up in Ottawa Couple's Swimming Pool

#Canada #Ottawa
 
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Scenes from a #bike trip in #Ottawa today. #Construction on the #OTrain Trillium Line extension to the #airport is continuing.
 
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Nice to see that #COVID-19 has spurred a new round of profiteering.

#billboard #Ottawa
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride: replacing the lock gates at Hartwell's Locks on the historic Rideau Canal in #Ottawa. The old ones were in rough shape, but this makes me wonder how these were first put in place in circa 1826! Must have been Irish workers with block and tackle!

#bicycle #biking #cycle #cycling
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride: #tulips in Commissioner's Park in #Ottawa. There was no actual Canadian Tulip Festival this year, due to #COVID-19, but the tulips are still there to look at and, at least this morning, there were very few people present.

#bicycle #biking #cycle #cycling
 
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Scenes from a morning #bike ride: a bridge over a small creek off the Rideau Canal in #Ottawa.

#bicycle #biking #cycle #cycling
 
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Seen while sailing yesterday on the #Ottawa River, a C&C 27 Mark III.

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#Tulips in bloom this week in #Ottawa. The actual Canadian Tulip Festival was cancelled, but the tulips are still there to see and people were staying away from each other, too.

#flowers #horticulture
 
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