Saturday evening was one of those rare, almost perfect observing nights according to the Clear Skies forecast for Ottawa - no Moon, no clouds, low humidity and excellent seeing - so I headed out to one of my observing spots in a rural area west of Ottawa. I was not disappointed, and there weren't even any insects. It's amazing how dark the skies are less than 20 km northwest of the city, you could see the Milky Way clearly all the way from Sagittarius low in the south to Cassiopaeia and Perseus in the Northeast. Using my 130 mm F/5 reflector, I got some good views of M22 and some beautiful star fields in Sagittarius despite its closeness to the horizon. I also observed M81 and M82, also M31 as Andromeda rose. Jupiter was low in the southeast, and partially in the remaining glow from the city but still an easy target along with its four primary satellites. Otherwise just lots of aimless but enjoyable sweeping, and I lost count of all of the satellites that crossed my viewing field.
Only downside was the steady numbers of pickup trucks with bright headlights that passed by, that site's only drawback is that it is beside a relatively popular sideroad.