T'other end of lock slowly filling up.
The next photo is a series of 8 locks as you enter the capital, Ottawa.
It took about 2 hours to get through the 8 locks with lots of people watching. The locks are at the beginning of the Rideau Canal which was built by mostly Irish immigrants to raise or lower boats 79 feet. Unfortunately, many of them died so a cross has been erected in their memories.
Ottawa was an interesting capital. We went to a light show displayed on the side of their parliament building telling the history of Canada. It was very interesting and extremely well done. I did not take my camera so cannot show you any photos. You must see it for yourselves. It should not be missed.
The following morning we went to see the changing of the guards. I have never see the changing of the guards in London so this was smashing to observe.
Getting back to the Canadian Locks. Some of them were so prettily landscaped I had to take photos. I believe the lock keepers take care of the landscaping.
I spoke with a man and a boy who were fishing to ask what they were hoping to catch and what they were using for bait. The man was using a rubber frog and the boy a metal bug looking thing with like a snow plow on the front for skimming the float over the water. They were hoping to catch fresh water trout but had no luck whilst I was there.
Well, that's all folks for tonight.
Kingston Rover Great Loop Map