From above


The Peterborough lift lock is the highest hydraulic lock in the world. Basically there are two basins (one upper and one lower) which boats sail into. Once the operators deem the basins are full enough they close them up and put the lift into motion. One of the basins goes down while the other comes up. It's really quite an impressive work of engineering. This shot was taken when we were on the upper lock coming down. Here's a link to more information on the lift lock.

16 comments:

Kate said...

It is probably quite impressive when you are actually going through the locks! Looks like you had a beautiful day!

Olivier said...

merci pour le lien, c'est surprenant comme construction

Steffe said...

That looks like an interesting passage.

Jim Klenke said...

impressive, did you feel like you were in a big tub?

Birdman said...

Locks are so amazing, really.

Tanya said...

i love the view from here!

Lois said...

Nice perspective! Locks have always fascinated me.

Kaori said...

It sounds very interesting! Plus you get a great view from above :D

JM said...

Great shot! These lifts are amazing.

Jacob said...

It almost looks like you're flying! Terrific capture!

EG Wow said...

Cool shot! I have only seen this from the sides of the canal.

Francisca said...

That's a great view from the lock, Halcyon! I didn't know it was the highest hydraulic lock in the world.

RedPat said...

Great shot! Amazing contraption.

Halcyon said...

I have to admit, I got a little nervous on the ride from the upper lock to the lower. Our guide said in all the years of operation, they've only had two accidents and neither had fatalities.

I'd definitely recommend this boat tour to anyone in the area. It's really spectacular going up that lock!

Regina K said...

Such a great view from high on the lock. I don't know why I was surprised to see a road right next to the locks. Enlarging the photo, I felt as though I was up high in that lock.

Andy said...

Spectacular view. I've only seen the lock from the outside before. Now I want to take the same boat trip.

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