Monday, June 10, 2013

The Hogs Back

If you're up for a little interesting history on this name, check out this story. Otherwise just sit back as I take you on a quick pictorial tour of this place:

this is part of the lake formed by the dam which is under the bridge in the distance

a lilac-lined lane lies above the east side of the gorge

a view along the bridge seen in the top photo (that's Ottawa in the background)

a view of the rapids from the bridge - this was one of the obstacles that had to be overcome in the 1820s to make the Rideau River navigable

a closer view




a small sidestream below the gorge

a view downstream from atop the west side of the gorge


19 comments:

Cloudia said...

Great country



Aloha

MARTY said...

une belle promenade avec des images magnifiques ! this place is truly wonderful !
I wish you une semaine merveilleuse !
bisous en cascade

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the rock formations! Beautiful captures.

Muffy's Marks said...

Great photos. What a wonderful place to visit!!!

Linda said...

A gorgeous place, Rick! Thank you so much for sharing.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, I love your header picture. Very beautiful and the color look lovely.

Thanks for sharing all the excellent pictures, very nice scenery. The small side stream below the gorge, that pic is really beautiful.
Your photography skill is excellent!

I got chocolate for you in my blog. Give you some warning first, don't fall off the chair. :)

Have a great week ahead.

darlin said...

Wow, breathtaking sights and shots! We live in such an amazingly scenic country, after being in Cuba it's warming and welcoming to come home to familiarity and sure we might have cold winters, but no hurricanes and we've got it all here; from the mountains to the seas, from flatlands to farming, and there's ALWAYS something new waiting just around the corner of this vast land we call home.

Beautiful Rick, absolutely stunningly breathtaking beautiful!

I hope you have a phenomenal week!

Rosemary said...

Must have made a lovely sound, all that water rushing over the rock. Great pictures :)

Pamela Gordon said...

That is really rugged looking country and so beautiful. I love all the rock and the falls. Great pictures Rick!

papillon said...

Really great colors of nature wonderfully staged by you.
J+C

S. Etole said...

Lots of great scenery that you've shared.

What Karen Sees said...

Such beautiful scenery, and you have captured it so well.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful yet very rugged. To think back to the 1800s and what kind of equipment they had then,this looks impassable.You have captured the beauty so well.

Michelle said...

A beautiful place and you have captured it well.

Lisa Gordon said...

Rick, these are just beautiful, and it looks like it was such a wonderful day to be out with your camera.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

All of that looks soooo refreshing. We're into the 90s now and life on the coast is humid. :(

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

imac said...

My good man Rick, fantastic showing, great shots.

Stephanie said...

Fantastic shots!