- - Skiing P9 to the Champlain Lookout
- - Skiing P7 to the Stone Bridge
- - Skiing the Gatineau Parkway
- - Skiing Trail 55 at the North End
- - Skiing to the Champlain Lookout in a Snowstorm
- - Trail 53 in Gatineau Park
- - First Ski in Gatineau Park
- - More Skating on the Rideau Canal
- - Skating on the Rideau Canal
- - Skiing Pine Grove from P19
- - Skiing Pine Grove
- - Skiing Dolman Ridge
- - Greenbelt Snowshoeing
- - XC Skiing Starts
- - Kathryn's Sewing Projects
- - Ice Skating
- - The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
- - Winter Arrives
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Skiing P9 to the Champlain Lookout
My seventh ski in Gatineau Park was 13 km from P9 to the Champlain Lookout on a really clear, calm and sunny day.
With warmer weather and rain on the way, this may be our last ski for this winter.
Skiing the Gatineau Parkway
Our sixth ski in Gatineau Park was 10 km from P7, up past the Wattsford Lookout on Trail 30 and then Trail 1 to the stone bridge.
Skiing the Gatineau Parkway
Our fifth ski in Gatineau Park was 9 km from P9 to P8 and beyond, on a day that was above zero and with conditions that were quite fast and slippery.
Skiing Trail 55 at the North End
Our fourth ski in Gatineau Park was 9 km from the new start point this year at P20, around the Trail 55 loop.
Skiing to the Champlain Lookout in a Snowstorm
Our third ski in Gatineau Park was a 12 km trek from P10 to the Champlain Lookout and back, during a snowstorm.
Trail 53 in Gatineau Park
Our second day of skiing in Gatineau Park took us to the very north end and the 8 km Trail 51 & 53 loop from P19.
First Ski in Gatineau Park
With our COVID-19 level now reduced from "white" to "orange" we can, at last, go and ski in Gatineau Park, so we headed out to do a 10 km ski from P9 up the Eardley Escarpment. Temperature was -9°C, but with sunshine and almost no wind.
More Skating on the Rideau Canal
The ice conditions on the Rideau Canal have been so good that we got out skating again this week, with our friend Jane.
Skating on the Rideau Canal
We didn't get skating on the Rideau Canal at all last winter just due to the poor ice and weather conditions. This year the canal opened very late, but today it was rated as "good" almost end-to-end so we got out and skated.
Skiing Pine Grove from P19
We did a 7 km ski today in Pine Grove from parking lot P19 on Trail 45. This was a new part of the greenbelt that neither of us had skied before.
Skiing Pine Grove
We did a 7 km ski today in Pine Grove to the Ramsayville Cemetery and back.
Skiing Dolman Ridge
Continuing to skiing in the Ottawa Greenbelt due to COVID-19 restrictions, we did a 7 km ski today at Dolman Ridge. We even made it to "L" and back.
We did our fist snowshoe of the winter on the Eastern Greenbelt Pathaway with our friend Jane.
XC Skiing Starts
This has been a very slow year for skiing so far. We have had only small amounts of snow until yesterday when 15 cm fell. All levels of government have been telling us not to go skiing in Gatineau Park due to the pandemic restrictions, even though we bought season's passes, so our first ski was in the Ottawa greenbelt instead.
Kathryn's Sewing Projects
These are Kathryn's completed sewing projects for .
After the holidays, when the crowds had thinned out a bit, we got back to ice skating. Winter sports are pretty limited right now, as there is very little snow to ski on and only the four outdoor, artificially-cooled ice rinks in the city are open for skating.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
The pandemic started for us in and in I started a gallery of photos. As dawned, the pandemic was not only not over, but in fact was hitting record numbers, post Christmas, so I decided to continue with another gallery of photos for this year.
We have had very little snow since this winter began, but today we got 8 cm. We did a walk along the Ottawa River and saw our friend Jamil there, with his new snow trike, trying it out on the new snow.