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28 May, 2010

Guidepost

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

Tuesday May 25, 2010

If you’re ever looking for something to do one night after dinner may I kindly suggest you check out Remic Rapids along the Ottawa River Parkway. It’s right on the bike path, but is also easily accessible by car.

It’s a lovely little place, especially while the sun is setting. The water is shallow (although I doubt it is fit for wading) and the rocks are perfect for walking along, skipping and stacking.

It’s easy to spend a lot of time there. It’s a nice place to sit and think and watch the world go by. And the geese.

Canada Goose

Mark and I both snapped some photos. It’s hard not to.

feeding the geese

Fishing

reflecting

Skipjumping

Sarah's quill

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9 Responses to "Guidepost"

1 | Kaitlin

May 28th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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Please tell me you didn’t feed the geese. They are, as your can see in the first photo, overrunning that area of the river.

Last weekend, we went swimming at Westboro Beach to find several bits of goose poop, still soft, in the water. So, yes, Remic Rapids is lovely…the geese not so much.

2 | bushidoka

May 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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Really good fishing spot, too

http://urbanhippy.ca/fishing/in/ottawa

And as it happens, sunset is one of the 2 best times of day for fishing :-) Was there with the boys the other night fishing as the sun was going down.

3 | Ginger

May 28th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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Amazing pictures! I really love the ones with the girls reflected in the water so perfectly! Beautiful!

4 | Jennifer

May 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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The girls look beautiful and I love Remic Rapids. We go there lots, great pics…..but it’s Friday, where’s the Piper Pic????

5 | bushidoka

May 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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Oh yeah, 24th Ottawa Beavers are having a Lemonade sale there tomorrow (Saturday the 29th) from 12:30 til 14:30, to raise money to send them to camp.

So get on your bike and bring a thirst!

6 | Amy @ Muddy Boots

May 28th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

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The light and reflections are lovely. Definitely worth the trip there! Great pics, Andrea!

7 | andrea

May 28th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

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Thanks all!

Kaitlin – we didn’t feed any geese while we were there, but other people were.

Jenn – I wasn’t sure if anyone was enjoying the weekly puppy pics. BUT if people insist I will bring them back. :)

8 | Kaitlin

May 30th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

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I love the puppy pics, personally.

9 | Binki

May 31st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

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I haven’t been in two years but used to go a lot when the rock artist used to build the most incredible sculptures. Does he still do that? Or has he retired? He usually starts building in June.

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