Sunday, June 11, 2017

Merrickville Locks

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We were in the Kawartha Lakes region(about 2hrs. north-east of Toronto) for a family gathering. On our way back, we stopped in Merrickville to stretch our legs and enjoy the locks. I find it fascinating how one person can crank open the lock gates and manage the water levels. It was a perfect summer day and the water looked lovely.
I didn't take any pictures in the Kawartha area. It is an attractive area of rolling wooded hills and some farms, but the traffic was quite busy and the roads didn't have a good shoulder to pull over on. It is close enough to Toronto to be a popular recreation spot so lots of weekend visitors.

1 comment:

  1. I'm also fascinated by lock-gates. In fact I could sit and watch someone else winding the handle all afternoon!