Clouds over the observation deck at the Kirkfield Lift Lock, Ontario
Last Monday (July 26th) was a lovely sunny day - not too hot and not to cold. We were entertaining family from Upstate New York who had never been to the second highest lift lock in the world, which happens to be less than an hour from our house. Isn't the sky lovely?
Looking easterly again, a view of the lift lock
This view was taken in April when the locks had not yet opened for the boating season (May 15 to October 15). I cannot believe how blue the sky was!
The lift lock mechanism is like a gigantic scale with two chambers that hold water. When one chamber goes up, the other goes down. The hydraulic lift lock raises boats nearly 15 meters (49 feet).
In the second photo the chambers are at the same level for the non-boating months. But in the NEXT photo the left chamber is up, full of water and...
View from above last Monday
I am up there on the same level as the windows in the first two photos to photograph this lovely reflection as well as the beautiful sky again - but from the opposite direction looking westerly.
To be continued tomorrow....
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