It's been a while since we've gone on a picnic so we decided to go after church today. The sky looked overcast and we'd had a brief sprinkle in the morning, but things didn't look too bad. We packed a lunch and the dog and set off. We had picked out a spot along the Rideau system that we had briefly visited a number of years ago. Along the way I noted an interesting bridge in Lyndhurst and made a mental note that I should come back some time to make some photos around the area.
All was going well - we reached our destination, grabbed our things and the dog and found a lovely spot by the water, under some trees. We enjoyed our lunch, but as we were sheltered by the trees we hadn't noticed that a light rain had started. But it stopped again by the time we were finished lunch. Off we went to watch the lockmaster at work guiding a couple of boats into the locks. Once the operation was well under way we decided to walk over a wooden bridge towards some boats moored on the far side of the river. A soft rain started again so we ducked under a large tree to stay dry - poor choice. This time the rain didn't let up but intensified - within minutes it was dripping off the leaves onto us. We ran to the nearby restaurant and got under a broad overhang.
Well, we waited for a break in the downpour and at a quick pace made our way back to the car some half mile away. The sky didn't look like it would relent, so reluctantly we elected to head back home. And wouldn't luck have it that as we neared the stone bridge again the rain slackened off to a light drizzle. Just enough time to dash out and make a few photos of the oldest stone bridge in the province, dating back to 1856-57.
(18-55mm f6.3 1/80 sec ISO200)
(18-55mm f6.3 1/25 sec ISO200)
Oops, for the second week, I forgot to add my Sunset Sunday contribution. So I've edited this (already-published) post to add one that was shot a few days ago in Merrickville:
(18-55mm f11 1/100 sec ISO200)