Wednesday, October 07, 2009
ABC Wednesday - L is for Lock 84
Here I am looking down at lock 84 on the Rochdale Canal from Dale Street in the heart of Manchester. Ahead is the Piccadilly Basin. One narrowboat has already entered the lock.
There are now two boats in the lock and the men are opening the lock gates.
As the water fills the lock, the two boats rise up to the next level.
The boats continue on their way and the lock gates are closed behind them.
These boats are heading out of Manchester towards Rochdale. Their next lock is #83 followed by Lock 82.
They have already negotiated locks 92-84 (known as the Rochdale Nine) from the start of the canal where it leaves the Bridgewater Canal.
For more information about the Rochdale Canal visit Pennine Waterways.
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