Monday, September 18, 2017

Gabčíkovo Lock

The lock in the distance as our ship was approaching.


People were standing up there watching and waving to us as our ship entered the lock.

Inside the lock as the ship began to rise with the water level.

Almost there.


Sailing out of the lock and on our way.

On the first morning of our cruise, we went through this lock on the Danube River in Slovakia on our way to Bratislava. It was the first of 16 different locks that we passed through on our trip. The process was very interesting the first time, but quickly became old and even a little creepy when it happened at night. One time in the middle of the night, the ship hit the side of one of those locks and woke me up.

15 comments:

Tom said...

...what a way to be woken!

biebkriebels said...

I always feels so tiny in a lock when looking up!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei da sequência fotográfica.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely views of the lock and water. Happy Monday, enjoy your day!

Sharon Anck said...

It's an interesting process. Growing up on the Mississippi River, I used to see it all the time but from above and not from the water.

William Kendall said...

That is a big lock!

Marleen said...

There is so much difference in height. I can imagine that it isn't so nice in the dark. Wonderful photos, Lois!

Revrunner said...

That's how it got started on the Titanic . . . just a bump in the night. :-)

Lowell said...

Super photos again, Lois. Makes me feel like I was right there with you. It must have been a fun experience, but I can see how it would get old rather fast. I don't like small enclosed spaces so I probably wouldn't enjoy "inter-locking" all that much! The colors in your photos are splendiforous!

RedPat said...

I've always wanted to do one of those river cruises but never realized there would be so many locks. You look like you had great weather, Lois!

bill burke said...

Never been through locks so your photos show me what they look like. Very nice photos Lois.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wonder how many locks it would take for us to get tired of it? We are planning a Panama Canal cruise this year -- and we are fascinated by the (relatively) tiny ones we've taken our own boat through on the Caloosahatchie and Lake O. But that's different of course.

Christine said...

A marvellous feat of engineering but seeing the process repeated 16 times...and a thump off the side at night would panic most people!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very very cool. Locks have really extended navigation. We even have them in Oklahoma on the Arkansas River as it flows to the MIssissippi.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've never had the 'lock' experience Lois but when in France I have watched, it really is quite an I credible concept!