Thursday, 21 February 2013

Down the plughole


There was a massive plug at the bottom of one of the locks! (About a foot/30cm long!) In normal operation, the water in the locks pours in and out through sluices, but the main sluices are up in the lock wall. I suppose they need a plughole too, to get the last of the water out when they want to completely drain the structure.

5 comments:

  1. Now that really was surprising, who would have thought that there would have been a plug holding in all that water..just one? Really interesting series of posts about the canals Jenny.

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  2. I can hear the gurgling from here!

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  3. A plug at the bottom of the canal? Amazing. I wonder where it drains to.

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  4. I never imagined such. Looks like the work of a prankster.

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  5. This is a wonderful photo -- the colors and textures and reflections.

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