23 - Below the weir (original oil painting, 5 x 7 in, framed)
6 July finds us cooling our heels in the Rideau River at Andrewsville. I am perched on the north west bridge abutment to paint the interesting swirls of the floating bubbles from the river's cascade over the weir. Fred is wading upstream and the others are swimming where the current has washed a deep hole just where it passes the corner of the concrete abutment. The afternoon has cooled to 29 degrees C and the water temperature is 27.