Saturday, 22 January 2011

Marsworth lock flight

While we were at Marsworth we took advantage of the guided tours being led by British Waterways staff which explained the 'winter works' going on at the lock flight.

It was all very interesting, and strange to see the canal drained along this stretch. We had seen drained sections and works going on before, but it was still a very odd sight. As you can see, there is a huge build-up of silt on the inside of the bends where the outside is kept clear by the water emtying with great force from the lock above.

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