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The Amazing Peterborough Lift Lock!

The Amazing Peterborough Lift Lock!

You may have noticed that we’re fascinated by the way things work. So we made a special trip to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada to visit one of the coolest pieces of engineering we’ve ever seen – The Peterborough Lift Lock.

In typical RVgeeks fashion, we explain exactly how it works in this fun video. If you thought our trip to the Panama Canal was cool, wait until you see this amazing lock in action!

Those of you who follow us on Instagram know that we’re currently RVing across the English countryside, and that we met with David Johns of Cruising The Cut fame. David is a fellow RVer part of the time, but spends the bulk of his time living aboard a narrowboat on the canals of England.

Our fascination with locks will continue, as we shot footage of us locking David’s boat up and down the Grand Union Canal. Look for that video, along with some others about our U.K. RV coming soon!


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Roger B

Sunday 21st of October 2018

The engineering way back then blows my mind. As always, your videos and drone videos are top notch. Thank you for that great video travel experience.

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 21st of October 2018

We were just blown away by the engineering, too! Thanks for coming along, Roger!

Pius Horning

Sunday 21st of October 2018

Oh my you guys, looking over the side on the way down is almost scary

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 21st of October 2018

Looking over the edge is definitely not for those who aren’t comfortable with heights!

Stephen Pease

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Hi guys, I'm a big fan and have been watching for years it seems. My wife and I live close by Peterborough in a little town called Bobcaygeon. I f you ever get an opportunity, try and take a tour of the entire Trent canal system. A series of over 60 locks over hundreds of miles. My favourite is the Big Chute near Coldwater. I enjoy your channel, keep up the good work.

Steve

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Thanks, Steve! We wish that we'd had more time to explore more of the canal system... but we had to keep moving, so couldn't see more than we did. But we want to come back, and hope to make it up to the Big Chute next time!

John Mitchell

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Just came back from the Panama Canal today - fantastic but still not as great as the lift lock

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 20th of October 2018

LOL! The Panama Canal may not be as intimate and up-close an experience as the Peterborough Lift Lock... but it DOES make up for it in sheer scale! ?

JOHN SCHRETLEN

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Since we all know you are in England I thought that you were on a lock on the River Nene in Peterborough, United Kingdom. But the photo at the start of the video startled me, it's huge! THEN I read the video description: The Peterborough Lift Lock, Peterborough Ontario. Now that I know this was a video from a couple of months ago all the pieces fell into place. But it would be fun if you found a narrow boat canal in England with a lock like that.

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 20th of October 2018

LOL! Sorry about the "time warp", John! We are definitely not up-to-date on our video release, since we were in Peterborough (ON) back in July... so for those following us on Instagram, where we post in more real-time, it can be confusing (sorry!).

We definitely want to come back to England and rent a narrowboat to explore on our own... and maybe we'll make it up to the Anderton Boat Lift... or, better yet, the Falkirk Wheel, in Scotland! ?

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