Remic Rapids, Ottawa
After spending the day photographing Fall colours at Luskville Falls in Quebec and driving around in my mother’s new Volvo C70 convertible with the roof down in beautiful Fall weather, I joined a few friends at Remic Rapids on the Ottawa River in Ottawa. It’s the location where there are stone statues that are set-up each summer by a local artist who works all week arranging the stones in various ways and patterns. An interesting tourist site not on most bus tours.
Tonight there was a special presentation by a local group of bongo drummers. They started to attract quite a crowd as they played on and, as the sun set, the group got larger and larger as more players arrived to join in and add to the rhythmic music.
I started taking a video of the drummers when a couple of beltane fire dancers (by the names of Emily and Francesca) arrived and put on a great show on the flat rocks at the side of the Ottawa River.