The intention today was to join the Rideau Trail for a hike from P13. Things just did not work out as planned. I did start driving to the meeting point and encountered road closure at Parkdale. My next exit to the meeting place was also closed. There was more road closures as I approached War Museum and Champlain Bridge. I was also noticing lots of official looking people in their dress uniforms. I learned later that they were firefighters, marching to commemorate their fallen comrades. The decision was made for me; I just proceed to Gatineau Park for a walk by myself.
It was another stellar day. The sun was out, the temperature was cool, and almost no mosquitoes. Unlike yesterday when Dorothy and I encountered no one, there were lots of hikers and runners out to enjoy the day. This could be just a function of location. The display of fungi was amazing in its variety and beauty.
The view ain’t so bad either.
Good time was had by all.