Sunday, December 27, 2009

Heading out on the Canal

So here am I, setting out in the rain.

It looks miserable. Thats because it really WAS miserable. Here is a section of the river we had to power through before getting into the canal itself.

This would be a lock on the canal.

And me, intrepidly steering a multi thousand dollar piece of machinery into a teensy tiny lock.

The lock is always accompanied by a narrow little footbridge. The opening at the right side is for overflow from above. That creates a sideways current which is calculated to gray a few hairs.

The lock gates seem to have their own eco systems.

How exciting. I didn't know quite HOW exciting it would become.

Stay tuned....

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