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Falkirk Wheel


No flowers or plants in this blog but I thought people may be interested in our visit to the Falkirk Wheel today.
It was built for the Millenium and is the only revolving boat lift in the world.
It is a spectacular engineering feat and a trip on it is great experience.It takes 8 minutes to revolve.
It joins the Union Canal to the Forth/Clyde canal

one boat and barge on top
one boat at bottom

on the move

half way

nearly there

boat and barge down on ground level

view from Forth/Clyde canal sioe

found those photos o previous visit which show side view and top landing

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Thanks for that Helen a look at what is in fact a Lock truely amasing. Thats quite a height difference, must be an amasing ride

11 Sep, 2009


Wow... great photos, Helen, and very interesting.
Thanks.. :o)

11 Sep, 2009


It is the height of 8 double decker buses and replaced 11 locks which took half a day to get through.

11 Sep, 2009


Fascinating :o)

11 Sep, 2009



11 Sep, 2009


Thanks Helen something I would probably never have seen without your blog.............

11 Sep, 2009


fantastic Helen, thanks for the pics. always want to go see the wheel when ever im in Scotland

11 Sep, 2009


Helen that was Fantastic, Talk about seven wonders of the world, think that could be added to them.

11 Sep, 2009


What an Amazing feat of engineering, wonderful pictures Helen and what a trip!

11 Sep, 2009


We have passed the turn-off to Falkirk wheel many times but one day we will visit, thanks for the shots they were great.

11 Sep, 2009


glad you all enjoyed them as I was unsure whether to put them on as a blog because there were no flowers etc.

12 Sep, 2009


I for one am glad you did as Lincslass said we'd never have seen it other wise.

12 Sep, 2009


All pictures are welcome here Helen, well ... within reason :o))))

12 Sep, 2009


Just found this from browsing your homepage following yr friendly and encouraging comments to me! : o ))
Wish I lived nearer this amazing sight, I know my son would be fascinated. Must show him these pics, thanks for posting!

5 Jan, 2011


thanks Weeding. It is fascinating .

6 Jan, 2011

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