it's strange that you can live somewhere for a very long time and not go see one of its main attractions.
i bet i'm not alone in that experience.
for example, in this town we have the peterborough liftlock.
it's the highest hydraulic liftlock in the world - big news if you're into hydraulic liftlocks (which i'm not!) -
but actually very cool to watch in action.
so the other day i decided that i had to see this thing at work.
here's what i saw.i.
what's amazing to know is that there are 1700 tons of water in those containers going up and down.
that's a whole lot of water!
park a few boats inside and there's a lot of stuff going up and down.
the boat in the pictures - the white one coming down the right-hand side - is a sidewheeler tour boat that cruises around the local area waterways.
well worth the bike ride over to see!
here's the google map for hardy souls wanting to make the journey.