Canals - Jerry Barton
Powered by SmugMug Log In
Quiet Basin
2010-10-13  A first shot upon returning from our holiday in Scotland.  This is the Falkirk Wheel - a millennium project that joins the reconstructed Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal across southern Scotland.  It has two caissons (one at the top visible here), each holding up to four boats, and rotates in a semicircle in 15 minutes, replacing a series of locks.

We spent three nights in this basin during our trip up and down the canals.  Steering the boat into a caisson and letting it be lifted (or dropped) 35 meters is much simpler than working locks ;-)

More when I get around to it, but we have lots of work getting our house and such back into a normal routine.  Cheers, Jerry

Quiet Basin
2010-10-13 A first shot upon returning from our holiday in Scotland. This is the Falkirk Wheel - a millennium project that joins the reconstructed Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal across southern Scotland. It has two caissons (one at the top visible here), each holding up to four boats, and rotates in a semicircle in 15 minutes, replacing a series of locks.

We spent three nights in this basin during our trip up and down the canals. Steering the boat into a caisson and letting it be lifted (or dropped) 35 meters is much simpler than working locks ;-)

More when I get around to it, but we have lots of work getting our house and such back into a normal routine. Cheers, Jerry

canalscotlandlandscape