Monday, January 27, 2014

Talbot Lock

 Talbot Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway

The Trent-Seven Waterway connects Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay (Lake Huron). passing through central Ontario including Lake Simcoe.

The locks are closed for the winter and won't be in operation until next May.

 Dam at Talbot Lock

As you can see, water was still flowing in mid December when I took these photos and...

Lock on left, dam on right

the open water made more than a few Canada geese very happy.

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33 comments:

Buttons said...

Great shots. Hug B

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Quite a feat of engineering. Your pictures convey both its size and its charm.

William Kendall said...

The engineering reminds me of the work done on our Rideau Canal. Splendid shots.

Sandra said...

thanks for showing all of the dam and the locks. i have never seen one except in movies and photos. something new for me.

Jeanne said...

How interesting that is. Does the lock close every winter??

Lowell said...

Those dam locks look really cold. But do you really need to send your Canadian air all the way to Florida. You're ruining my golf game! :)

see you there! said...

Look at all those geese! They seem to be having a party.

Darla

Penelope Postcards said...

It would be nice if we could lock in the cold, too, sometimes. :) But it is still warm enough for the geese that are perfectly happy it seems not to fly south in December.

TexWisGirl said...

neat place. definitely nothing i see here. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm sure the geese appreciate the open water.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

An interesting post with some nice photos.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Linda W. said...

Locks are amazing works of engineering aren't they?

Judy said...

That is an interesting lock. You will have to take us back in May when it is in operation.

Karen said...

I bet it's frozen solid now!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely photo of the lock! I'm sure the geese love the open water.

Rebecca said...

I find these so interesting. We have some old ones locally that were used as a canal.

Chris Rohrer said...

Look at all the birds!!!

Karen S. said...

What great pictures and as I'm enjoying them the thought arrived gee whiz I haven't been to see one in the frozen winter time, in a very long time! I need to change that!

RedPat said...

The geese probably aren't too happy today!

llandudnopictures said...

The geese do look very happy, all that peace and quiet to enjoy!

Stuart said...

That's quite a drop in water level for that lock. You'll need to do a summer version of this for contrast (if you haven't already) !

Gail Dixon said...

I love the wide shot with the trees in the background and the geese in the forefront. Lovely area!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Beautiful shots.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots!

Gill - That British Woman said...

super shots...........

Rose said...

I would love to see locks in action someday!

Vagabonde said...

I really liked the photo of the lock. So many Canada Geese must have made a symphony of sound.

Kathy said...

When I saw today's blog title and thumbnail on my blog roll, I honestly thought that I'd be seeing a photo of a piece of hardware! I know, you're laughing at me right now. I deserve it!

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting area. I think our locks are open all year around--of course we don't get the freezing temps as you do. MB

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. EG. great feat of engineering and wonderful shots of it. Geese certainly look happy.

Sue said...

Great blend of beauty and practicality.

=)

edenhills said...

How neat! I've visited the locks and dams on the Mississippi River, and it's fascinating to see them moving the barges through.

catskillblogger said...

Dams are very interesting, especially if they are pretty like this one.

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