Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Watery Wednesday: Canal Lock ( Forth and Clyde)

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One of the many locks on the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Watery Wednesday

23 Feedback Comments:

bj said...

What a great photo. Thanks!

Lyndsey said...

I think locks are fascinating! It looks very quiet there!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shot of the canal lock. They are interesting to watch, especially when they are lifting the boats.

Denise said...

This is a lovely photo of the canal lock. I grew up in England and used to love watching the barges go through these.
An English Girl Rambles

Rinkly Rimes said...

A very nostalgic view. I love the reeds caught up by the passing water.

Siromade said...

Wonderful post, like looking the flow of the water on canal, beautifu shot,

A and Y Ikeda said...

that looks like a very old canal. is it?

EG Wow said...

Cool! This reminds me of some of the locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway here in Ontario! How neat to see yours. :)

Dharma Shots said...

Oh, this is a very scenic spot. Great photo Jane.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Lesley said...

A nice little house by the canal would suit me just fine.

Dinah said...

Are there fish there? Are these for flood control? I dont we have these in the Philippines.

Watery Wednesday

J Bar said...

Great water shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

cat said...

What a nice picture of the lock. I wouldn't want to pass there with a boat if I had to work the lock ;)

Jane said...

Thanks everyone:)

@ A and Y: the lock near the Falkirk Wheel said 2001 on it, so its fairly new.

I used to like the Canal at Crinan in Argyll, I think that one was older.

@ Dinah: I think there are fish there, I don't think its for flood control.

@Lyndsay: It was fairly quiet there apart from the people talking at the pub, and at least it was decent weather.

Tricia said...

Very interesting, makes for a great WW shot!

Happy WW

carolina mts said...

Grat shot - locks always fascinated me!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a great shot. I like the contrast of sides. Your area reminds me of the area around Eureka in Northern California, way up near the Oregon border. I think quite a few Scottish families migrated to that area in the 19th century.

Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Shey said...

I remember small/ makeshift canal locks in the Philippines when they were irrigating a certain rice field. Sometimes they used sandbags. This one looks easier & very convenient to lock the water in. :)

Jane said...

@ Tricia: Thanks, hope you have a great week:)

@ Su siee Mac: Eureka sounds very pretty, I should imagine its very picturesque. Thanks for enjoying the photo.

Thanks everyone for visiting, sorry about the moderation but I am sick of that Spam rubbish that comes up.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Now I need to know what a "lock" is.
:-)

Scott said...

Really nice scene here. I have a brand new granddaughter, two days old, and they named her Jane. The name is coming back.

Jane said...

@Scott:Congratulations of your grandaughter, I bet she is lovely-nice of them to call her Jane too, its a true English name and I am glad its making a comeback-thanks for visiting:)