As I mentioned in my last post, I drove up to the cottage on Saturday. It takes me North-east of the city of Gatineau, Quebec within the region of the Outaouais. Although the Outaouais isn’t officially called “cottage country” – that’s reserved for the Laurentians (or Laurentides) – it is still rich in lakes and hills. Most of the people I know in Ottawa who own a cottage, own it there. I haven’t traveled much in the Western part of the Outaouais but my favourite areas are centred around Val-des-Bois to Wakefield. Up near Bowman and the Riviere du Lievre and then down along the Gatineau River are some of the most scenic areas of the drive. I had planned to take a lot more photos than I did. Many areas along the winding 307 are not good places to stop safely, but I managed a few shots and thought I would share them with you.
And finally, just for posterity, and to show off a little…I did swim in the lake at the cottage on June 15th. It was probably about 15 C (59 F) if I was lucky. We Canadians are TOUGH!! 😀
Enjoy the rest of the week. Take the road less traveled. That’s where all the jewels are.