Ice and Waterfowl

The Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg are moving the ice around and trying to get it out of town.  The Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks don’t seem to mind the ice cold water and swim happily in it. After breakfast I went over to The Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet to… Continue reading Ice and Waterfowl

The Forks – end of March

I decided to wander over to the Forks to see how spring is progressing there.  The snow is pretty much gone, but the ice still remains on both the rivers – obviously not strong enough for even the geese to walk on in places though. The ice hut made from blocks of ice taken from… Continue reading The Forks – end of March

The Forks in Spring (or is it?)

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day to go for a walk and take pictures at The Forks in Winnipeg.  But a severe winter storm is predicted to hit Manitoba today.  The last forecast indicates that Winnipeg may be spared the snow but get some freezing rain instead. The Forks name comes from the fact that… Continue reading The Forks in Spring (or is it?)

A Tour of the Forks

The Forks in Winnipeg is situated at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine  Rivers just at the edge of the downtown area.  This is a very popular spot with many things to see and do.  I’ll give you a quick tour of the outside area and let you know that there is lots inside… Continue reading A Tour of the Forks

Red River Mutual Trail

I have mentioned the skating rink that Winnipeg sets up along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers during the winter, but in the last couple of weeks, this trail has been expanded greatly along the Red River.  It does not appear to have been put on the Assiniboine River at all, except for the starting point… Continue reading Red River Mutual Trail

The Day After the Walk

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… Continue reading The Day After the Walk

I Went for a Walk

Chester and I go for 2 walks every day, but the last few days, I have been trying to beat my steps from the days before.  To do that today, I had to go on a longer walk. This started innocently enough on Saturday.  I had a shift to work at a location fairly close… Continue reading I Went for a Walk