It seems fitting that in the same week I declare that we’ve abandoned our trek on the TransCanada Trail, I should feature doors from our travels on this trail.
During the past couple of months, we had been loosely following the Trent-Severn Waterway eastwards and passing through the little towns that grew up around the various locks in the system.
One of those towns was Campbellford which I featured in the April Changing Seasons post here.
Apparently I must really think this topic is fascinating, because this is the 4th time I’m talking about canals and locks on this blog. There is just something about those massive metal doors that hold back – or contain – the water necessary to move a boat safely from one level to the next.
Pictures just don’t do justice to the size of these massive chambers and their doors!
In this particular section, there are 2 chambers required to move a boat from the top of the waterway to the bottom … or vice versa.
When we were passing through this area in early April, it was interesting to note that the water at the top of the lock was still frozen, while the water at the bottom was not.
A small waterfall was seeping through the giant doors and spilling into the chamber below.
Maybe if you grew up in an area with a dam and lock system, this would be pretty mediocre stuff, but to me … it’s magic.
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