The Mer Bleue Conservation Area comprises 3,500 hectares in Ottawa's southeastern greenbelt. It is best known for the bog that occupies most of the area but also has hiking trails and picnic grounds. In particular, the area features a boardwalk through the bog which is a favorite for visitors.
It's been years since I last visited the bog and I've been keen to go for some time. The day I went was our first Spring day that was warm enough that I didn't need a jacket. The sky was mostly clear with only a few wisps of clouds near the horizon. Clouds are important for landscape photographers and I'm glad I had a few to work with. The hiking trails were mainly dry but still had some challenging muddy sections.
This was a glorious day to be out with my camera and the bog was the perfect location to take advantage of the beautiful day.