Today I had to bring a bunch of big painting drop cloths to Les Ateliers du Théâtre de l’Ile in Gatineau, so I stuffed them in my panniers and biked there. Now I may have driven there on this rainy day if I hadn’t taken the 30 Days of Biking pledge – a personal promise to pedal every day throughout April.
Good thing I did, because I would have missed an opportunity to pause and contemplate the brooding Edgar-Allen-Poe-ish beauty that hung over the region on this rainy spring day. Take, for example, the mist rising over the majestic Ottawa River, as seen from the Portage Bridge.
Or the big old abandoned carbide mill on Victoria Island.
Vieux Hull has some fine examples of heritage architecture to admire while passing through.
Don’t know too much about these buildings, but on May 2nd I hope to learn more on a free tour À la découverte du patrimoine du Vieux-Hull, one of this years Jane’s Walks.