It was such an incredibly gorgeous day with the warmest temperatures we have seen in a long time, we enjoyed strolling along the river, taking our time and seeing how far up the river had come.
It covered a lot of the path by our old traffic bridge:
They call this part of the trail area River Landing!
They had this part of the trail fenced off because they were worried people might get injured from falling debris from the decaying old bridge:
Mom and I walked across this bridge to get to work every day, she for some 48 years, me for only five:
The initial barricades were not put high enough up so they put other fencing back further, but people would still go around it to get a close up look:
You can see how strong the current is even over the sidewalk:
I was happy to see the rose bushes were not in the water:
There are benches in this loop of the path:
These picnic benches now have a riverside view. There was a wooded trail below them I enjoyed walking on:
The weir falls, now smooth, the river coming closer to the promenade then its ever been:
You normally see the cement slope down to where those trees are:
To save people from themselves they had fenced in the weir area with the warnings:
This trail slopes down sharply and then turns the corner:
There were a lot of geese in this area but I scared them away getting too close:P
There is a bench on the right here, so you can see how much of the trail and area is under water:
This is a boat launch area, but no one is supposed to be going on it.
I am going to my favorite fitness instructor's last Bootcamp class this morning and then have to make a decision whether I feel good enough to attend her last Boxercise class on Saturday. I am still feeling upper body soreness from her Tuesday class :P But its another gorgeous day shaping up today and I would rather be at Mom's, enjoying the sun, trails and Jazz Festival! Today I have a bridge game this afternoon and on Monday, Canada Day, I have to work the Seniors' game, but I would sure like to get out of it if I could find someone willing to take it over. I will ask any of the directors playing today at the club. An in person appeal is harder to turn down then an over the phone one ;) Mom also wants help washing her windows, a massive job as she has those gorgeous floor to ceiling ones throughout most of the house that faces south. Most of our long weekend is supposed to have nice weather, a rarity. You can usually tell when we are having a long weekend when the clouds start rolling in!!
To my fellow Canadians, have a great long weekend, but be safe!