I like to canoe…

On Sunday, it was such a nice day that the whole family decided to do something special outdoors. So we all got in the van and drove to the North end of Gatineau Park, more precisely to Lac Philippe, and rented a canoe for an hour. I like canoeing. I have been canoeing since I was about six years old, and I still enjoy it. I like the quietness on a lake only broken by the song of the paddle.

We even got a bonus on the way to the lake in the form of a deer calmly eating on the side of the road. We managed to park right across it and took a couple of pictures. It must be used to cars as it only gave us a cursory glance.

I have placed some pictures in flickr (and there’s even one of me).

On the plus side, I think I have managed to convinced SWMBO that buying a canoe is not a bad idea… Better get to it before she changes her mind!

Rib and Chicken cook-off in Downtown Ottawa

The International Chicken-rib Cook-Off is a yearly event that happens on the Sparks Street Mall in the middle of downtown Ottawa. And it is happening now!

It’s a good thing that my spouse works downtown and is able to let me know about this. So tomorrow, I’ll hop on the bus (it’s a single bus to get there from my home office) and meet her for lunch. If you are in Ottawa, let me know and we could meet up…

My mouth is already watering just thinking about it…

2007-06-25: I have uploaded a couple of pictures to flickr

I have some pictures…

…although not very good. But then what would you expect from a cell phone’s camera!

Although the resolution is pretty good (2MP), it seems that the optics leave a lot to be desired. In an effort to save space, weight, and annoyances of having a camera with me all the time, I left the real camera at home. I guess I now regret it.

At least, Kelly has some nice pictures!

Mine can also be found on Flickr.

Back from Sweden

I’m back from almost two weeks in Sweden visiting a customer. The trip was nice. I got lucky on the way over, getting to sit in a newly reconfigured B-767-300 with the lie-flat mini-cabins in business class. There is a picture here, although it may disappear in the future… It was a bit strange to be sitting at an angle, but then each seat has a fairly large LCD screen! Unfortunately, most of the programming for the personal video system had not been completed. And then again, I typically sleep on the way over to Europe (sometimes even before we reach cruising altitude), so I would not really had a chance to enjoy it. Maybe I’ll get lucky again in the future! But it did not happen on the way back.

I have been asked by Kelly to provide pictures. So, I have created a Flickr account and made a picture set from Stockholm. The pictures aren’t great because I have an old digital camera and there were snow flurries that day. I should pull out the old pictures, from seven years ago, and post them too.