I promise you that I will not bore you with my holiday snaps. The ones I put on for you to see will be themed and brief!
The whole of North America is huge - in every sense. The land is vast, the open spaces are vast, the meals are vast, the waistline gets bigger by the day - and there are huge bodies of water everywhere. These rivers and lakes really impressed us. As we drove along we constantly passed lakes large and small, with lots of wildlife on them. And we seemed to be always going over rivers - most of them with wonderful names from the North American Indian language.
I have just picked out a few I was able to photograph here.
The part of Canada we visited - Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto - is dominated by the majestic St Lawrence river, which flows out of Lake Ontario. We have been on it many times, touring the Thousand Islands or whale-watching. The volume of water it carries amazes us everytime we go. So the first two photographs are of the Toronto skyline from Lake Ontario and Ottawa from the St Lawrence river
The Niagara river is the most wonderful blue/green colour and flows so swiftly just after going over the falls
The Hudson river dominates New York too. We could see the section from our hotel where the plane landed a few weeks ago . The photograph of the Hudson is taken looking towards Brooklyn Bridge.
Finally, the Potomac in Washington. I seem to remember that there was a plane which crashed on there a few years ago, when people were being plucked out of the water by helicopter. Does anyone remember it - I am sure someone out there will tell us about it. The river in the photograph is taken from George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.
No more holiday snaps for a few days - I don't want to bore you.