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Rideau Canal – Jones Falls stone arch dam

The keystone arch dam at Jones falls is constructed of interlocking tapered vertical stones. The dam is one of the most spectacular engineering structure on the Rideau Canal, and is one of the first of its type in the world. … Continue reading

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Rideau Canal – Jones Falls locks 39-42

Jones Falls was a bit of a sneaky lock to find as the there are two ways to get to it by foot – one through a pretty trail that was full of fliers and biters that wanted to eat … Continue reading

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A last view of the lock

One last trip to Lock 5, Frankford, on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada. The Harper Government budget cuts have resulted in severe reductions in the staffing and operating hours of the locks, as well as a shortening … Continue reading

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Why is there foam on the water?

A very good question… Foam forms when gases are trapped in water as bubbles and these bubbles are stabilized (do not readily burst). As with most liquids, water molecules are normally attracted to each other. This attraction creates tension at … Continue reading

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Why is it blue?

One of the (many) questions that I am asked about the Trent Severn Waterway is ‘why sections of the locks are painted blue’. Besides being pretty, the blue sections serve an important purpose, as they mark out the staging area … Continue reading

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Going up, going down

A pair of Rather Silly Time Lapses that just happen to be a wee bit educational as they show how a chamber lock works. Above, Lock 1, Trenton. Below, Lock 7, Glen Ross © 2012 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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Glen Ross

Above, looking upstream of Trent Severn Lock 7, Glen Ross. The clouds were amazing on this visit, as was the ice cream that I enjoyed while watching nature. Below, looking toward the upstream gate and the swing bridge that allows … Continue reading

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The Bayou

Actually this is the entrance to the marina in Wellington, Ontario. It’s located on lake Ontario, across from Sand Banks Provincial Park, and adjacent to my secret beach! Video © 2012 CKB

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Belleville – A Bay of Quinte moment

A look at the Bay of Quinte as seen at the Belleville Harbour… © 2012 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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Along the Murray

I’ve often walked along one of the trails that heads out along the north side of the Murray Canal to the eastern end, where it opens onto the Bay of Quinte at 12 O’Clock Point. It’s actually more of a … Continue reading

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