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I am retired and exploring the world on foot, by canoe and kayak. You see and experience much more this way. No luxury resorts on some tropical beach for me.
Lunch at the north end of Gould Lake
New bridge replaces one washed away
Remnants of original foot bridge after beaver dam break 2 km. away. 2008
The 60 year old upper beaver dam that failed and washed out the foot bridge 2 km. to the north at Gould Lake. Note the scoured rock, and the new beaver dam, 2 weeks old.
This beaver pond was wood land 60 years ago, a heron rookery for 30 years, but drained when the beaver dam failed in 2008
A fisher examines area flushed by broken beaver dam. 2008
The "Barn" used as an outdoor education center by the local school boards. A busy and popular spot for students.
South west shore of Gould Lake
Water from the upper pond washed 1 m. off the top off this dam releasing even more water, 2008
Gould Lake foot bridge nears completion, replaces the one washed away by the failed beaver dam. The ice made a good surface to work on. Built by members of the Rideau Trail Association, with materials donated by others.
Huge mats of bog material dumped on an old log road and now the Rideau Trail from beaver dam burst. 2008
Rideau Trail Association building new bridge at the Gould Lake Conservation area. 2008
Gould Lake, east shore.
The HILL, this is a long steep hill that faces north and can be icy in the winter. On one occasion, I could not get enough traction to make it to the top, I put my 4 passengers in the trunk of the car to get more weight on the rear wheels, it worked, we got home.
A sandy beach and canoe rentals. The water is 20 m. deep off the end of the dock, southerly winds can blow the warm surface water to the north end of the lake, bringing up cold deeper water at this end of the lake.
Very deep clear water is found along much of the short of Gould Lake.
This bridge was wash away by two failed beaver dams 2 km. upstream in 2008
Hundreds of floating bog mats wash into Gould Lake from 2008 beaver dam break
Clumps of bog material that were carried violently from the area to the right when the beaver dam failed 2 km south of here.
This area was swept clear of bog material by a torrent of water from a failed beaver dam 2 km. south of here, forming this new pond to the west side of the Gould Lake foot bridge. Note there is no pond in the satellite photo but you zoom in, you can see the original bridge as a small vertical white bar.
More bog material floating around Gould Lake after beaver dam failed.
The "Gates" this is the entrance to Gould Lake Conservation Area. There is a free parking lot here, and part of the Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa passes on the right here. There is an admission charge of $5.50 per car, and $0.50 per passenger to park by the lake, bring correct change for the self serve parking.
The bog that got flushed clean 4 years ago, when an upstream beaver dam failed, is now growing in again.
The deep clear waters are a bit spooky.
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