A few months ago we took a run through the old Rockliffe base. There are no buildings there anymore, the last of them may have been the school which burned down in 2012, or perhaps the remaining structures were demolished after the fire as a safety precaution. At any rate, all that remains on the property is a swing set (no swings), a basketball hoop (no net) and a small gazebo. It’s also interesting to run around here because there are signs such as ‘Area 16’, ‘Area 28’, etc. It’s a pretty eery place, so I keep looking for ‘Area 51’. The land has been sold for development which is expected to begin in the next year or two, we decided to take advantage of the land along with the dog walkers.
Now that Ottawa got winterized (and walloped with several snow storms with more than 30CM in one day – one even surpassed 50cm!) we hauled out the running snowshoes.