Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lock Lift Cruise Tour In Peterborough

            I know I am extremely behind schedule with posts and what has been going on in my life recently. However, back on Monday, I got to get out of studio for the day and go on a cruise with my parents. It was north of here, about 45 minutes North of here, a town called Peterborough, which I use to go there for softball tournaments and also a concert once. Now the cruise itself it wasn't a long, long cruise, about an hour and a half to 2 hours at the most. We were late leaving but made up for loss time. I thought we were going to be heading to the right but we headed to the left into a smaller waterway, guess river or whatever you want to call it which had a lock. Now this lock was the old style of lock where they had to actually crank it open and closed by hand as back in the day, they never ha automatic things at all like they do in this current time of day. Picture is on the right hand side and you can see the two guys cranking her open so we can get through! 

           Anyways, we went through the first lock all the way up to lift lock which was all the way up 65 feet up from the level the water we were on as we descended up as we went on our way on our little trip. We got to the big lift lock and I started to freak out. I wasn't sure I was going to make it up the 65 feet up on the lift lock even tho we were on the boat at the time and not going anywhere on the boat and yes I do not like heights whatsoever. However I made it and actually I was standing on the way back down the lock lift but the view from the water lock lift was beautiful and I felt like I was on top of the world which I think I was. The cruise was awesome, I'd recommend it to anyone who came to visit or lives in the Peterborough area. The final highlight of the day was going to the Pizza Factory and we obviously had Pizza and was so delicious! Always great food when we go there, I recommend to go there to eat, it will be worth your while!


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