Egan: Alone on a quiet river when came the giant waves: mayday in a canoe
Ottawa Citizen

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By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, August 23, 2016

The river was glassy, the sunset ripe, the canoe still, the rod happily in hand — when this large, dark curl appeared on the water, maybe 100 metres away, like a whale’s back.

It was coming toward me, unexplained. There were no boats about, no wind, no apparent cause for this rogue wave on the wide Ottawa River at Constance Bay.