Tag Archives: Trent-Severn Waterway

Lock 3 – Pumps at work

These two images illustrate the power of water and a little known fact about the locks on the Trent Severn and the Rideau – they leak. Yes, the locks leak, but it’s not really a big deal as the amount … Continue reading

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A walk at the lock

A beautiful day saw me walking around at Glen Miller – that’s Lock 3 on the Trent Severn Waterway. Besides the colours of the fall, the sky was vibrant, with a mix of blue and gray that made a perfect … Continue reading

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Below the dam

I had previously poked about this area while I was wearing a pair of runners – not a great choice given that there were some small streams that I wanted to cross. This time I was a bit more prepared … Continue reading

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Curves and lines

A quiet moment at Glen Ross as the operating season for the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada comes to a close. Soon the the greens of the summer are replaced by the wonderful colours of the fall, and … Continue reading

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Tenacity

Vegetation is amazing for the way’s that it manages to take root and survive in some very inhospitable places. Sometimes people have to be like vegetation and survive in some very inhospitable places… All images © 2012 carlykb.com Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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Parks Canada – Cloud Lock 4 Batawa

I made a quick stop to visit the other Parks Canada lock in Batawa – this one is part of the Cloud Lock system. You can see the lock gates holding back the clouds, in much the same way that … 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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Aww poop.

The weekend had a few moments where I said something along the lines of “aww poop”. Actually it was worse than that, as I managed to lock myself out of the jeep, left my cell phone at home, and went … Continue reading

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