Lift Lock on the Canal

Today I had a chance to fly over the Kirkfield Lift-Lock, part of the Trent Severn Waterway. I have heard that Parks Canada had recently instructed lock staff to disallow flying any “drones on their grounds”. I took off from an “off site” location, took the pictures in less than 11 minutes and was done before anyone even noticed. No harm was done and no aviation rules were broken.

Quite frankly, I can see governments in the not too distant future, establishing a “no fly zone” over these installations and other similarly security sensitive places.

All the innocent, interesting fun is being drained from our world…….

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Return of the Blue Herons

A pair living on Big Bob Channel is back for the summer in Bobcaygeon.
I usually have a hard time sneaking up on just one, let alone two in one picture.
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Waterway Cruises

This is the Kawartha Voyageur –¬†http://www.ontariowaterwaycruises.com/
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She plies the canals of Ontario Canada and she is rigged to fit the locks. The wheelhouse on the upper deck hydraulically lowers to fit the 22′ vertical clearance bridges and here we see the bow section raised in order to fit some of the smaller locks.
The below image I acquired from Mark Turner @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/17192409992/
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