Friday, September 11, 2015

Rosedale - Lock #35

 Easterly end of Rosedale Lock

Saturday of the labour Day weekend was a warm summer day, a lovely one for photographing reflections. This is Rosedale lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay (Lake Huron).  This lock, said to be the second busiest on the entire system, connects Cameron Lake on the east to Balsam Lake on the west.

 Closing the easterly gate


 First boat in the lock, tied up while water fills the lock 

This family has been waiting for a few minutes, passing the time talking to the owners of other boats, mostly about their boats and whether you can sleep on them or not.

 Different water levels

Here you can see that the water on the westerly side is higher than the water on the east side. The reflections are so like liquid gold.

 Opening the westerly gates

Open!

Boats on the westerly side will soon be cleared to enter the lock and this time the water level will be lowered.

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24 comments:

VP said...

I always like to watch locks at work: it is a quite simple thing, but I still find it fascinating...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I like people watching at locks, too! Great photos. Bye summer!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, it is fun watching the boats in the lock. The process is interesting. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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Sandra said...

i love the light in the last two photos and my favorite is the one with dog on board waiting for the lock to fill

Mersad said...

Really cool water reflections!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Anvilcloud said...

Locks are endlessly interesting.

Indrani said...

That is cool. I would like to witness the whole process.

Shammickite said...

I really enjoy watching the boats go through locks. Whenever I have had family visitors from UK or Australia, we always take a day trip to Niagara, and stop at the Welland Canal on the way to see the big tankers go through the locks.

William Kendall said...

The lock system on that one is quite similar to the system on our Canal.

Sylvia K said...

Great reflections and it does look like a great trip!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

RedPat said...

It is always so fascinating to watch any locks at work. Great late summer reflections, EG!

Rose said...

I would love to sit and watch them work...it is something I would never have thought of. At least pretty sure I wouldn't have.

marshaleith said...

I love locks....such a genius invention! And what lovely reflections too!

Kathy said...

I like the gold reflections. I don't think I'd like sleeping on that little boat, however.

Cloudia said...

Fascinating and lovely old tech that still works!







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Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely pictures, it all looks so peaceful, I always think that boating is a really lovely and relaxing way to spend a day...

Stephanie said...

It is interesting watching them and great shots!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The reflections are gorgeous.

diane b said...

Locks are ingenious. Great series of shots and fun reflections.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love to stand at lock gtes and see boats going through. Great reflections. Have a lovely weekend

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful lock with very colorful fences :) I like locks but we don´t have many of them :)

Jeevan said...

Interesting waterway! Seems the family having a leisure time at the boat... along with their pet :)

Lowell said...

These are lovely shots and I find the whole lock thing most interesting.

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