On Monday I got together with my good friend Marline and we went out to Gatineau Park. Our initial destination was Pink Lake but it was a Zoo, so we moved onto King Mountain that Marline hadn't been to before, but I promised offers spectacular views of the Ottawa Valley.
Bottom right is a Beaver Dam
Marline looking fresh and lovely before we started up the mountain
Gorgeous maple leaves!
Can you tell I love maple leaves?
Oak leaves are just as pretty
Marline just amazed by the view
The Quebec side of the river
Look at those fall colours!
I love candid moments like this!
This little outlook framed nature perfectly!
Me, enjoying the day
Great spot to take piccys!
Once one goes up one must come down
We then followed out hike with a walk around Downtown Ottawa until we lost the light to take pictures.
The Ottawa Congress Center got a face lift and it looks amazing!
Love the curve of this building!
Marline and I reflected in the Congress Center Windows
Rideau Canal looking towards Parliament Hill
Love the architecture downtown!
Chateau Laurier Ottawa's most expensive hotel!
The locks of the Rideau Canal entering/exiting the Ottawa River
Sun setting over Parliament Hill, only in Canada can you wander around on the lawns of the seat of power!
The Peace Tower lit up for the night
See that bridge? I ran across it in my 1/2 Marathon last month!
Sunset over the Ottawa River
One of my last pictures of the evening, loosing the light.