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Monday, 20 June 2016

OTTAWA MARATHON 2016 QUICK PICS ... Run!




The Ottawa Marathon is an annual event.  Runners from all over the world flock to Ottawa to participate in this festive city event which passes close to Parliament Hill.   There are actually several other smaller or more challenging races which form part of the total package.   Choose your race and run it! 

Guests and citizens gave huge support keeping the runners hydrated in the Spring warm-up to Summer!  This year the temperatures remained fairly low, giving runners a little reprieve.   Then there was earlier excitement in Ottawa when a sinkhole opened up on Rideau St. The sinkhole was sealed and the races went on without a hitch! (see race pic caption)

Our TrailSpots eyes were on the ground, of course!    
So, here's a peek at what we saw.  To be sure, there was much more! 

Ready, set, go!

Ottawa Marathon runners going by National Defence building 
on Colonel By Drive - about 2 km to finish line

As above ... 




View of Marathon from Laurier Ave. bridge

Runners coming from Sussex Drive onto Colonel By Drive
( in the background is Rideau St. traffic lights
close to where a sinkhole occurred last week!)

Marathon runners going by the National Art Gallery


P.S.  All photo credits to TrailSpots.  Copyright applies.

T-Spots!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

TULIPS TWO PIC!



Sorry folks ... can't pick these tulips, but we can share!  
Here are two quick tulip pics from Major's Hill Park, Ottawa. 
N.B.(TrailSpots Copyright apply)

Spring is in ... the tulips know it and show it!
Beautiful sight!
On the trail ... !!
Enjoy this Sunday show ... Sunday best!
 ... and while you're here why not go visit an earlier 'Ottawa Special' at http://www.trailspots.com/2013/01/ottawa-specialhogsback-falls-reloaded.html ... tulips and more!

It's a beautiful, uncluttered city ...!


Early blooms at MHP ...
Photo taken by T-Spots team in Ottawa

Full bloom at MHP!
Photo taken by T-Spots team in Ottawa


T-Spots! 


MEANWHILE IN TRINIDAD ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN TRINIDAD ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
WELCOME TO GASPAREE CAVES, 'DOWN DE ISLANDS', OFF CHAGUARAMAS

MEANWHILE IN GRENADA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN GRENADA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS  FB GROUP
SOVIET CROP DUSTER AT PEARLS AIRPORT ... MEMORIAL FROM THE 1983 REVOLUTION

MEANWHILE IN PROVO, TURKS & CAICOS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN PROVO, TURKS & CAICOS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
NORTH WEST POINT RESORT LIGHTS RESTORED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

MEANWHILE IN TOBAGO ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN TOBAGO ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
WADING IN NYLON POOL

MEANWHILE IN ST. KITTS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN ST. KITTS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
A VIEW TO NEVIS

MEANWHILE IN RWANDA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN RWANDA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
SACOLA COMMUNITY SUPPORTS GORILLA CONSERVATION

MEANWHILE IN MISSOURI ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN MISSOURI ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
BUFFALO ON THE TRAIL, IN A TOWN FROM THE 18OOs

MEANWHILE IN OTTAWA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN OTTAWA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
CLEARING THE SNOWY STREETS IN THE CITY

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
CARNIVAL IN SWITZERLAND ... #Wetzikon

MEANWHILE IN MALI ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP

MEANWHILE IN MALI ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP
ON MISSION IN THE DESERT

MEANWHILE IN CONNECTICUT ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP

MEANWHILE IN CONNECTICUT ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP
A TRAIL BETWEEN WINTER AND SPRING ... IN-BETWEEN!