Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ABC Wednesday: L for Lock

ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt

When I am at this lock at Surfers Paradise in Australia, I remember as a fourth form student, I struggled to understand how the Panama canal operates. I couldn't understand how a body of water could have different levels. Our three and fifty miles Rejang river in Borneo was just one level.


George said...

This certainly looks like a busy lock. It looks fairly small -- I'm assuming it is used primarily by pleasure craft.

Bradley Hsi said...

Can imagine the lock in Panama canal, how big they are as compared to yours. Even they use the same principle.

Ruth said...

Hi, Ann. We have locks between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. I never understood it either.

You asked if it took me long to write my Good Friday poem, thanks for your comment. I guess it took a couple of hours.

Take care.

Ah Ngao said...

in kuching we have the Sejinkat water lock.it was been blamed for the 2003 serious flood in Kuching but im doubtful how true it was.

Lois said...

I am always fascinated by locks!

Cheryl said...

I've never seen locks before. Neat!

Tumblewords: said...

Locks are fascinating - I've been through several of them and was totally amazed each time.

Rune Eide said...

Locks are fascinating constructions when you need to move ships and boats "around". I have seen them, but never been inside one.

PS Thank you for the comment - the photo was shot at a wildlife park.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love visiting the locks on the canals here in summer. YAY! Summer is coming!

Roger Owen Green said...

I wrote on the Erie Canal not that long ago. Hundreds of locks once upon a time. Interesting.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!