Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Westport and Narrows Lock

Seeing the kids less this summer, we are more able to take a few daytrips, some of which we haven't get around to in 11 years in this place.

The first one was to Foley Mountain near Westport, Actually, I didn't even know of this place until a Flickr friend posted of it a year or two ago. The highlight seems to be the outlook from Spirit Rock. The view is pretty good, and I think it would be good to return here in autumn.

That's the western endge of Upper Rideau Lake on the left and the Westport Sand Pond on the right. Of course, the town is Westport.

We didn't stay too long as the bugs were a little overpowering, and once we had seen the view ... well, we had seen the view.

From there we headed to the Narrows Lock at the eastern edge of Upper Rideau Lake, where we had a picnic supper and took a few pictures. We picnicked facing Upper Rideau with Big Rideau to our backs and the lock to the right. The second photo shows a boat docked at the lock for the night with Big Rideau in the background.

I did take a few photos looking toward Upper Rideau Lake. I got a few decent sunset photos here once before but with few clouds in the sky we didn't wait for sunset this time.

I was going to scrunch another daytrip into this blog, but it's long enough, so stay tuned this this station for breaking developments.


Marie Smith said...

We love day trips too and bring a picnic lunch with us. The earth provides us with such beautiful places to relax and enjoy ourselves if we just open our eyes. Great photos!

ADRIAN said...

It looks a grand place to spend a day or so.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love day trips- I just wish I had prettier places to go visit that were closer to my home. Thanks for sharing your day- it looks very peaceful.

TexWisGirl said...

love the two photos of you. nice dock, too.

Shammickite said...

Lovely! A former neighbour of mine had family at Westport and I visited them a number of times, even climbed up that mountain to see the view! Westport is a charming town. I bought a throw rug for the sofa there.... still have it and still love the colours on it!

Hilary said...

Such beautiful spots.. and that water is just SO blue.

Jenn Jilks said...

We were there Wednesday, too!