Oh, Spectacular Spring!

After many, many days of cold and rain and general miserableness, our weather made a huge comeback today with cloudless, brilliant blue skies and a temperature that didn’t make me want to turn tail and crawl back into bed. Charlie and I were both glad to get out for a good stretch, and we ended up doing more than 5 kilometers (3 miles) on the trails up at MacKenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park.

Though with all those hills we had to climb, I’m sure I should be allowed to double that figure… 😉

The bluest blue and the greenest green.

The bluest blue and the greenest green.

Charlie was a foot away from this guy and never even saw him.

Charlie was a foot away from this guy and never even saw him.

Meech Lake

Meech Lake

Pit stop for refuelling. ;)

Pit stop for refuelling. 😉

A little creek runs through it.

A little creek runs through it.

Never underestimate the power of perseverance.

Never underestimate the power of perseverance.

Waterfall at Mackenzie King Estate.

Waterfall at Mackenzie King Estate.

That was one determined woodpecker.

That was one determined woodpecker.

By the end of the walk, this looked like a really, really big climb. Heck, it WAS a really, really big climb.

By the end of the walk, this looked like a really, really big climb. Heck, it WAS a really, really big climb.

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