Normally Duchesnay Falls covers her secrets with lots and lots of water.
In late Summer the water flow is often quite low and one can go places where it would be quite dangerous to attempt during most of the year.
The mystery of what causes the big waves and sprays of water is revealed when the water is low.
It is quite the novelty to stand in places that often are quite inhospitable.
Duchesnay Creek drops over the escarpment north of our town on its way to Lake Nipissing.
Over many years and many visits, it has provided multiple opportunities to preserve in photographs and memory the uniqueness that is our part of the world.
No two encounters are ever the same.
By late summer there isn’t much water flowing over Duchesnay Falls.
What roars in Spring has become gentle as the Season ages.
There is a place near North Bay where Duchesnay Creek finds its way down the escarpment in a series of jumps.
This is one drop and landing for the water.
Yesterday I had some free time and so I visited Duchesnay Falls.
The water is lower than the last time
I was there and different photographic opportunities were presented.
It is very difficult to ignore the water rushing over the rocks, but there are many other quiet encounters.
The rumble of the falls and rapids at Duchesnay is hard to ignore.
The is also great opportunity to look for quieter spots along the side of the torrent and experience some neat stuff.
The land through which the water runs adds to the whole experience.
Can you hear the rumble of the Falls?
Duchesnay Creek cascades over a mix of big and little waterfalls.
Action at the base of Duchesnay Falls.
Fast moving spring flood. Waterfall.
Duchesnay Creek runs high in the spring as the snow is melting upstream.
The Falls are powerful at this time of year.
Another popular waterfall in the area is Duchesnay Falls, photographed probably at least a million times.
This seems to turning into Waterfall Week!
The early run-off was slowed a day ago by more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. The water flow is a bit less frantic.
Now it feels more like spring than the summer of last week.