Monday, April 27, 2015

Kirkfield Lock

Kirkfield Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway

The waterway will open on May 15th so, as you can see, we beat the crowds. Truth be told, we drove to the lock in a car so didn't need to use the lock to be lifted (or lowered) to the other side of the waterway.

The Kirkfield Lock is  is one of two lift locks in Ontario and fun to watch when it's it in operation. Last Saturday I was happy to enjoy the reflections in the water and the blue sky above.

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35 comments:

Andy said...

This was a place I used to take my kids to watch the boats go up and down.

eileeninmd said...

The locks are interesting to watch! Great shot, have a happy day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with comments above, so fun to watch.. first time I actually saw a locke in action was in France.. Super watery reflections EG.

Amy at love made my home said...

I have only seen such things on tv programmes, but they look fascinating, so I am sure that it was an amazing place to visit! xx

Revrunner said...

Thanks! I needed a "lift" this morning. :-)

Kate said...

Looks very complicated and is quite an experience, isn't it!

Gill - That British Woman said...

never been, should put it on the list of day trips for this summer.

Sandra said...

I have only seen locks in the movies and in blog land. i love the water in this shot.

see you there! said...

It must be fun to see the lock in operation

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

such a neat engineering feat.

Mary Hone said...

So interesting. Should be fun to watch it in action too.

William Kendall said...

Quite a different kind of lock than the ones on the Rideau system. I've crossed the Trent-Severn system numerous times, but haven't really followed its course.

Sylvia K said...

I am fascinated by the locks and would love to see them "in person"!! Your pics, as always, are the next best thing!! And, as always, thanks for sharing the fun! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

Gail Dixon said...

I didn't even know such a thing existed. One great reason to love blogging is seeing new things! Great shot!

ladyfi said...

Looks so very peaceful!

Fotolosopher said...

A lovely photo. One day I hope to through one of those locks.

Ginny said...

I don't think I have ever seen one this close up. You get a really good picture!

Marleen said...

There is always a lot to see in and around locks, they're interesting places!

Stephanie said...

I have seen these in operation many years ago. Wonderful shot!

RedPat said...

I haven't seen this one - I've seen the one in peterborough many times.

Rebecca said...

Fascinating.

Photo Cache said...

That's pretty cool. Is this like a drawbridge?

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mick said...

Great photo of a very interesting piece of engineering on the waterway.

Chandra Eswaran said...

I have to look up what a Lift Lock is, but it sure looks like a fine setup!
Have a Beautiful Day, Tina!
Peace :)

Randy said...

Nice reflection.

Cloudia said...

human scale - super-human that is





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Rose said...

I think I would enjoy watching, too.

Barbara Wójcik said...

So interesting.

Indrani said...

Wow! Something new! Thanks for showing.

VP said...

This is amazing, I would really like to see this lock at work...

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Interesting. would love to see one.

edenhills said...

It would be fascinating to visit and watch it in operation.

Felicia said...

beautiful

Susan Anderson said...

I must visit Ontario one day. It intrigues me.

=)

NatureFootstep said...

seems to be a very interesting lock. Well worth investigating :)

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