Staircase Lock by peadar

Staircase Lock

This is our only "staircase lock" on our trip, and it's a broad lock (which can accommodate two 7ft boats side-by-side). For significant elevational challenge over a short distance, the "staircase" is another wonder of canal enginering. The top gate of the first lock here (which you can see one half just being opened) forms the bottom gate of the second lock. Time and patience is required to get the sequence of paddle openings and closing right, otherwise you end up emptying the top level of canal into the bottom stretch, probably swamping the boats in the process!
July 22nd, 2021  
Not quite, Bascote, near Stockton. @365nick
July 22nd, 2021  
Beautiful lines and perspective. Fav
July 22nd, 2021  
Those canal engineers were very clever. Great capture.
July 23rd, 2021  
Great scene. I can see the operators in the lock.
July 23rd, 2021  
sounds like an adventure to be remembered
July 24th, 2021  
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