I was in Eastern Ontario for the long weekend, attending a family reunion. While there, I went out for a few runs. The first one was just a short run squeezed into Saturday morning. I ran an out and back totalling 4.3 km. I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to run again later that day, so I just wanted to be sure I got some sort of run in that morning. It was a decent run. It was clear and sunny, but not too hot.
On Sunday, we had some family events during the day, so I decided to plan an evening run that would allow me to finish along the river at sunset and hopefully see some pretty skies over the water. I decided to take my phone along and take some photos during the run.
I ran 20.4 km on Sunday, mostly all in view of the St Lawrence River.
I started my run from a park in Cardinal, Ontario, right on the river. I decided to take a quick photo before starting my run, so here it is:
I headed west from my starting location, down the road a bit, so that I could enjoy some of the water from a quieter road than the highway I was about to be running next to.
One of the things I enjoy about running along the river in this area, is the water on both sides of some of the roads and paths.
The area is popular for diving as there are shipwrecks and lost villages at the bottom of the river.
I ran from the village of Cardinal to the Village of Iroquois (where I went to high school).
Then headed back toward Cardinal, where I had left the car.
There were interesting views and also historical sites along my route.
Apparently I watching the geese too much and was was running too slowly because the road had a message for me to race faster.
The coloured part on the rocks of the below photo used to be a Canada flag pained on the side of the canal. As you can see, it has not been painted in a long time and more than half of it is now covered in plants.
The timing of my run worked out quite well, as I arrived back at the park, I saw the sun setting and beautiful colours were filling the sky.
When I got back to my parents’ house, the sun was still setting beautifully, so I took a quick photo of the setting sun over the corn field.
I went running yesterday (labour day) as well, and I headed out with the phone for some pictures again, but since I have so many photos from from Sunday’s run to share today, I will post Monday’s photos tomorrow.