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Ice Out at Point Alexander - 2020

Over the last little while -- Covid-19 and all -- I have often taken a morning walk to Burkes Beach on the Ottawa River at Point Alexander. This gave me the opportunity to photograph this year's ice out.

The river was opening up in the centre on the morning of April 02, but by late afternoon the river was largely ice free upstream. But ice remained along the shore. However as the week progressed, the water level rose and loosened the shore ice. By the end of the week, it would have been possible to launch a canoe directly into open water at the foot of Burkes Road.

Our understanding is that the ice went out at Deep River a little later but because we are largely isolating at home, we can't vouch for it.

2020 April 02

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

2020 April 02 - Looking downriver from the foot of Burkes Road.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

Looking into Presqu'isle Bay from Burkes Beach.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

Looking into Presqu'isle Bay from Burkes Beach.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

Looking upriver from Burkes Beach.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

Looking downriver from Burkes Beach towards the stacks at the Chalk River Laboratories.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

Looking directly across river towards Sandy Spit.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-02 - explore

2020 April 04

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-04 - explore

2020 April 04

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-04 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-04 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-04 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-04 - explore

2020 April 05

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

2020 April 05

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-05 - explore

2020 April 06

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-06 - explore

2020 April 06 - Not a supervised beach.

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-06 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-06 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-06 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-06 - explore

Ice out at Burkes Beach

(photo by Bob: 2020-04-06 - explore

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