Wild Camping in Ottawa

September 8th, 2009 10 comments

It’s so hard to find a place to pitch your tent for free in big cities. So many people. So little space. Fortunately we were able to find the perfect free camping spot in Ottawa. Flat. Green grass. Centrally located. What more could you ask for??


*For those who don’t know, this picture was taken in front of Canada’s national parliament buildings…

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8 Responses to “Wild Camping in Ottawa”

  1. Dad says:

    I suspect that the picture would have been that of Parliament Hill, but unfortunately I could not see it…

  2. Ali says:

    How was the weather on that green grass?.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Now that is too funny! You didn’t have any crazy security guards come over to ask what you were up to?

    • friedel says:

      Amazingly enough, two RCMP officers watched the whole thing and didn’t say a word. We were setting up the tent at high speed, totally ready to be told to take it down and shove off, but no one seemed to care. Maybe we really could have slept there??!

  4. Nora says:

    Heh Heh – You TOTALLY should have tried to sleep there! But then again, renegade camping and being asked to move just when you get comfy is no fun either…

  5. Peter says:

    My first thought was that you Photoshopped yourselves into the picture.

    Peter in Chicago

  6. Mohamed says:

    I have been following you on the web for the last 2 years, I even mimicked you by biking part of Syria and Lebanon, so it was to my great disappointment and chagrin to find out after the fact that you were in Ottawa and I did not get to chat with you, my loss.
    What an inspiration you are.

  7. Kerry says:

    This is hilarious! You should have tried to actually sleep there! 😀

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