Then, we lost track of it. While I could remember the building and the causeway, I couldn't even remember the locks for some reason. If I had, I think I would have been able to track it down again because you can google the locks for pity sakes.
I can remember Shauna and at least one of the kids being with us on the second visit, but she was no help because she couldn't remember the visit at all. Period. We took pictures in those early days, but searching my folders high and low, I could never find them.
This summer, however, a local blogger, Jenn, posted some photos of the place, and I recognized them. The place is Jones Falls Locks, about an hours southish from here and near enough to two other locks, which were in our memory banks — Davis Lock and Chaffey's Lock. We purposed to go back when the time was right, and it was right on Tuesday on a nice day when the leaves were also beginning to look a lot more autumnish.
Let's start with what I clearly remember, Hotel Kenney and the causeway. The hotel is the building on the right.
Here it is again. The picnic table has been tilted on its side because as I said in a previous post, Canada shuts down after Thanksgiving, and this was the day after. At least the more touristy areas tend to close up shop. Finding bathrooms on this day was highly problematic.
Why I had forgotten the locks, I know not, for there are three, which makes it perhaps the one of the most notable of the Rideau Locks. This is the lowest of the three locks.
The same lock from the other side.
From the front with the second lock visible in mid frame, just beyond the two gentlemen chatting on the bench. You can also see the third lock in the background if you just follow the line from the causeway.
Another look from the hotel grounds.
Twp photos of the visitors centre, which, it being after Thanksgiving, was closed. Naturally. More upturned picnic tables in the second photo.
At the top of the locks.
It was a beautiful day, and Milady enjoyed it.
Too many pictures I guess, but I think the place is quite firmly in my memory banks now.