Saturday, 12 November 2016

Rideau Canal Locks in the fall

The Rideau Canal Locks are a  huge part of southeastern Ontario. They are now closed for the season, and work is being done on many of them. They are old, and the government is putting money into refurbishing them.

Newly announced:
Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
Oct 3, 2016 - Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritagevisitorwaterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national ... stone repair, repointing, grouting and repair of the stone arch dam toe drain system.

Beveridges Locks

The site is so calm, and peaceful. Water rushing down.

The buoys were COVERED in zebra mussels.

Narrows Locks on the Rideau

Lots of geese and swans. Some stay a long time. The first two photos are from Dec., 2015!


There is a group of Canada Geese in the foreground, a group of swans further away. You can see how the swans were chasing the geese away!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, great shots of the birds. I love the swans and geese. The zebra mussels are an awful invasive species. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

The swans and geese were enjoying themselves in the water. I like the cute "bottom-up" of the swan! Lol!

Noushka said...

Thanks Jenn for your visit.
You seem to live in a wonderful place with interesting species to watch and photograph.
Enjoy your WE :)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the swans.
I love them all.
Best regards, Irma

Nancy J said...

I think it is really good to see this repair work done, and to preserve history.What a feat all those years ago, without modern machinery and technology. Lovely swans.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely shots!

I just had an idea: maybe golf courses where the geese are a problem should employ swans to chase them off?

Rajesh said...

Great shots of critters in the canal.

Jutta K. said...

A big selection of waterbirds, great snapshots!
Thank you also for your comment with me.

Powell River Books said...

I saw similar locks in the Erie Canal when I visited Wayne's home town of Rome, New York. They are working on revitalizing our dam on Powell Lake, but they means a private electric generating company. But at least our lake level will be maintained. If it dropped to the original level we would lose 24 feet of water and most float homes would go aground. Ours is in 80 feet of water so with a few adjustments to the cables we would survive. - Margy

Christine said...

Thanks for coming by! I appreciate your comments! I have enjoyed seeing the locks and the swans and geese
in your photos! Really pretty area!

Marleen said...

Wonderful photos! We see a lot of geese here as well during the winter.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh, I am envious of your Whistling (Tundra) Swan!!! We only get Mute Swans round here - about as ubiquitous as gulls... and Canada Geese &*> YAM xx

William Kendall said...

The birds do love those waters.

Red said...

The Rideau is certainly one of my favorite places.

Tom said...

Your canal looks like our Erie Canal...please don't send anymore geese our way.

Debbie said...

super adorable bottoms up shot, that's a popular position for those swans and i never tire of seeing it!!!