Wheelies

Someone recently sent me a magazine about Scotland. The most interesting thing in it (among many interesting things) was an advertisement for a tour of the Falkirk Wheel. “Falkirk Wheel?” I thought and did some googling.

Turns out this thing is an impossibly cool looking 21st century steam-punk replacement for a boat lock. The Wheel is like a ferris wheel for boats, using a pair of rotating gondolas to shift boats between two canals (the Forth and Clyde canal and the Union Canal), the higher of which is 328 feet above the other. I’m adding this to the list of reasons I need to go to Scotland.

Posted on February 6th, 2008 by Katxena

1 Comment a “Wheelies”

  1. JenB says:

    Holy crap!