Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Falkirk wheel

Day 3 of my stay at home summer holidays and a trip to see the Falkirk wheel.

This massive piece of machinery is built into the hillside above Falkirk and enables boats to transfer between the Forth & Clyde canal and the Union canal without having to go through a whole sequence of locks.

A whole tourist industry has been developed beside the wheel with boat trips, childrens play area and souvenir shop and of course the burger vans and ice cream vendors. The site wasn't short of visitors with several foreign accents to he heard.

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