After four hours of driving through the impossibly flat Canadian Prairies just about any change would have been notable, but to come upon a landscape like this was awe-inspiring.
It’s like stepping onto another planet or into another world. Continue reading →
The six of us stood still as statues, hands outstretched with palms to the sky in the silence of the forest.
When walking down the streets of Ottawa you are almost as likely to hear French as you are English. Being the National Capital of a country with a sizeable French population the City of Ottawa is an officially bilingual city, so the two languages co-exist here peacefully (for the most part).
We’ve been in Canada for just over a week and it feels like we’ve been living in a bit of a Canadian cliché. We haven’t even been doing it on purpose, it’s just kind of happened.
The theme of my most recent trip home to Ottawa for Christmas? Snow! Lots and lots and lots of new fallen snow!
You really can’t help falling for fall when the season makes the landscape so breathtakingly beautiful. I don’t think there is anywhere in the world that does fall better than Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
Photo of the day – enjoying the fall colours at my favourite place on earth, my grandparents cottage in Quebec. I’ll be back soon with more of our Canadian adventures soon!
The weather of Summer 2012 has been absolutely revolting here in the UK. It has been 15 degrees and overcast and/or raining for what seems like months now and it can really get a person down!
We landed in Ottawa to green fields and within a matter of hours we were very much walking in a winter wonderland. Here are some photographs of our trip, they are worth a thousand words to me.