Good news all around. I survived the day! I made my 25,000 steps (actually 26,332 steps) and I took some pictures on my walk that I can show you today. 🙂
It was a cloudy day (which is why it is so warm), so the pictures are just so, so – but they were on my walk. Actually these pictures were taken with my phone, since I decided not to bring my camera along on the walk.
The river under the ice and snow is the Assiniboine River. This is called the Forks, because the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet just the other side of the bridge I am standing on to take the picture above.
This is a nice wide bridge, but right now 1/2 of it is an ice rink because the river is not solid enough (due to the warm weather) to get the rink ready down below.
I wanted to point out how rough the ice is on this part of the Red River, compared to how smooth it is near my place. It must have something to do with the Assiniboine River joining it .
I crossed the river (on a bridge) and got a closer picture of the St. Boniface Cathedral. The stone front is from the 2nd cathedral built on this spot. The first one burned down and then this one was built to replace it and later burned down also. The new cathedral (also built on the same spot) can be seen through the openings.
On the other side of the bridge, you can see the Fort Garry Hotel, which is now dwarfed by the large apartment buildings beside it. We are also looking at the spot where the 2 rivers (Red and Assiniboine) meet.