Sunday, March 8, 2015

Talbot Lock

 The dam at the Talbot Lock

Thursday was a lovely sunny day, still chilly for this time of year but the sun was promising that warmer weather and spring are getting closer. My husband and I checked out a few of our favourite places north and northeast of where we live. And one of the places was the Talbot Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway that links Lake Ontario to Lake Huron.

Lock 38

During the summer months I enjoy watching boats pass through the lock, the door in the photo opening and closing to allow water into or out of the lock when boats want to be raised or lowered to the level on the other side.

Still lots of snow and ice!

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40 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Beautiful sunshine pictures :)
Love seeing all that ice on the water, didn't have that here at all.
Have a sunny Sunday :)
【ツ】Knipsa

Andy said...

Nice to get out after this COLD winter. Heatwave coming this week. It is going up to zero.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful images, last night was the first time here that I have sat outside this year. Spring is coming ;-)

eileeninmd said...

It is great to get out and enjoy a sunny day.. Wonderful shots of the lock! Happy Sunday!

Sandra said...

I have read about locks and seen them in movies but never seen a real one.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is lovely, but time for it to all start to melt! I did a snowshoe yesterday. Knee-deep snow. I was exhausted. Yes, time for a melt!

Donna said...

I love watching the locks and you live in a beautiful spot to be able to do that...very beautiful there.

I am waiting patiently for the shift in the weather...they say this week...I hope so!

Gill - That British Woman said...

hopefully this week we may start to get a bit of melting around here with the slightly warmer temperatures......we hope!

wendyytb said...

Oh gee! I've followed your blog forever...have admired your talent at photography, and your writing skills...have recognized many spots you have visited, but this takes the cake! This post is about my backyard. We live just above this lock!

John's Island said...

Cool photos. In more ways than one! :-) Wishing you some warmer weather. Thanks for sharing your photography.

visualnorway said...

I see that the winter is still going strong in Canada, but also that you utilize the opportunity this gives you very well. My favourite is the second one with it "straight on" shot.

Mari said...

It's nice to be put and about on a sunny day. It gives opportunity to discover new placed or make pictures of old familiar ones.

CatTales said...

Very beautiful photos. Glad that you two could enjoy being out and about.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It's nice to visit favourite places in different seasons. It was a lovely sunny day for your outing.

Michelle said...

Looks beautiful, but chilly!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I love the lock but you can keep all that snow and ice!

TexWisGirl said...

very freezy! but the bright sun sure makes this cheery!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. The sun makes it look so pretty and almost warm.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's an area we've never explored. Maybe worth a drive some day - or even a boat ride down the canal?

Birdman said...

I like this one. Ice still in.

William Kendall said...

I've crossed portions of that canal here and there, but have never really explored it. Beautiful shots!

Judy said...

No boats for a little while yet.
When I was a kid, the town I lived in was on the Mississippi and I loved to go down to watch the boats go through the lock. Whenever I go back for a visit, I still make some time to do it.

Linda W. said...

I'm enjoying your winter scenes, since winter seems to have bypassed the Pacific NW this year.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Wow what a nice place to visit. That's quite a rise for the passage of the boat! Spring is in the air- it won't be long and all the lake ice will be melted. I hate to hurry life along but in this case I can't wait for winter to do just that! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful winter photos, Tina.
Locks are always fun to watch.
This one is particularly interesting, given it connects two great lakes!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Sylvia K said...

I know that it is still COLD, but it does look warmer with the wonderful sunshine -- and beautiful blue skies always helps!! Stay warm and have a lovely day, Tina!!

VP said...

I love locks, but I guess this isn't the best season to see them working...

Amy at love made my home said...

So interesting to see, and what beautiful sunlight too! I imagine that it was incredibly cold though! xx

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Really pretty looking.

Karen S. said...

Yes, still pretty much winter, but it will soon be melting! Spring is knocking!

Nancy said...

Oh my, that looks so cold! At least its melting~! :)

RedPat said...

It is always fascinating to watch boats going through a lock!
There is actually snow melting here!

cieldequimper said...

That would be sooooo perfect for me right now!

Felicia said...

pretty views.

Poppy said...

How beautiful the tall evergreens are surrounding the locks, so fresh and thick, above the frozen water.

Have a lovely week!

Poppy

Susan said...

Still looks cold. But really pretty!

Jack said...

Now I am confused. I didn't think Lake Ontario and Lake Huron were connected, so I even checked them out on Google Maps. They don't touch. Did they make a canal from H to O to bypass Lake Erie? Why? When? Is it just for pleasure boats, or for some kinds of commercial traffic, like perhaps iron ore? All these questions . . .

Jack said...

OK, I went to Wikipedia and got most of my answers. It is astonishing how many things I don't know.

Rose said...

Looks cold but still so beautiful. I would love to be there in summer, too.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It remarkable how much snow has melted since you took this frosty photo! Beautiful shots!

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