Videos tagged with "waterway"
The Falkirk Wheel - Engineering Marvel [01:04]
See this engineering masterpiece known as The Falkirk Wheel. The Falkirk Wheel is a perfect example of functioning and modern architecture. Located in Scotland, it was designed to reconnect the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. It serves as the only rotating boat lift in the world. The two canals had previously been joined by a fleet of locks, but in 1933, the locks had been dismantled. Officials then pondered what could be done to connect the two waterways. Hence the idea for the Falkirk Wheel was born. Completed in 2002, the engineering marvel measures 35 meters tall. It took over 1200 tons of steel to create along with 1000 construction crew members. Amazingly the wheel only uses 1.5 kilowatts of electricity per hour to turn, powered by ten hydraulic motors. The Falkirk Wheel can carry at least 8 boats at one time, taking about an hour to get from one canal to the other. Boat trips are offered so visitors can experience The Falkirk Wheel. Not only is the wheel an impressive piece of machinery, it also serves as a major landmark in Scotland.
Scotland Island. Pittwater [03:42]
Every hour a small commuter ferry leaves Church Point on a route around Scotland Island. It is the most beautiful secret of Sydney waterways. For a few dollars you have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Pittwater. It is Sydney at its best.
Tags: Scotland Island, island, Pittwater, Sydney, ferry, beauty, tourism, Australia, leisure, boats, Church Point
The Falkirk Wheel [05:05]
Short film of the Falkirk Wheel in 2005, taken while I was back home in Scotland for a holiday. Haven't seen anything like this anywhere else so I find it a very interesting contraption. Video and music by Richard Hunter, 2008. Video was shot on Sony VX2000. Music is from a song I wrote a while ago, re-arranged now as an instrumental.
Tags: Falkirk, Wheel, Scotland, British, Waterways, Richard, Hunter, Travel
Ivan Prepares For His Kayak Trip 08 June 2007.MOV [20:47]
Unedited, hand-held, made in one continuous take. Ivan did not realise he was being filmed - he thought I was taking occasional still pictures. The film is of Ivan testing out the home made trailer (using solid pram wheels I had rescued from a skip); the route to the canal through long grass along the canal bank from the back of the house, across Allan Park Bridge to the other side of the canal (access from the other side was impossible because of reeds); his various adaptations etc. He needed to do this without assistance since he would likely have none while he was away on a three day camping/kayaking trip, the following week, in the PBK20 double touring kayak, along the Union Canal from Craiglockhart in Edinburgh to the Falkirk Wheel (Scotland). The original plan was to travel to Bowling Basin in Glasgow along the Forth and Clyde Canal after going through the basin at Falkirk but this would have been impractical since there is so much portaging involved and the kayak is very heavy for one person, especially with camping gear and provisions, PBK kayaks were designed by Percy Blandford.
Tags: kayak, canal, waterway, PBK20 Kayak, Percy Blandford, Union Canal Scotland, Edinburgh, Falkirk Wheel