The Falkirk Wheel....Brilliant!
The Falkirk Wheel
This engineering marvel is in Falkirk Scotland about 25 miles west of Edinburgh.
A "must see," if anyone ever travels to Scotland.
Their booking web site:
Very cool but how's the fishing?
The Voice Of Seasoning
I'll wait till it shows up on Ebay.
TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
I really admire the engineering. Very easy on the eyes. Such beautiful surroundings, too. I dig it!!! Thanks for sharing. :-)
Originally Posted by 2E0WHN
Man, I bet you get a hell of a Pileup, just to ask you where in the world is Two Echo Zero!!!
Take your holidays on British inland waterways and you can see this and many smaller miracles, it'll also lower your blood pressure and you can drink and drive if you feel so inclined.
The prefixes 2, M and G are assigned to the UK. Traditionally amateurs here had a "Gnxxx" callsign but I presume those ran out some years ago. Now M0 and M1 are the full licence prefixes with the country after the "M", if it's not England, and three letters.
"2" followed by the country, that is "E" for England, "M" for Scotland, "W" for Wales, "I" for Northern Ireland, "D" for the Isle of Man", "J" for Jersey and "U" for Guernsey" denote an Intermediate licence. Zero and three letters follow this of course.
The foundation licence has M3nnn and M6nnn callsigns issued, once again no extra letters after the "M" unless it's not England. See the "2" series for country details.
Is this confusing, it isn't quite logical but we're stuck with it?
Last edited by M0DSZ; 01-18-2009 at 07:38 PM.
Reason: Basic keyboard incompetence.
Only the Banks
I was informed, some forty years ago, while engaged to a keen river kyaker (canoist), that a license is needed in Sotland only to fish from the river's banks.
If you can enter and leave the water at a public point, there is nothing to stop you trailing a line and catching what you can, with no redress for the non-owner of the water itself. Great in the salmon season. Great at any other time. Just make sure that, if your canoe gets into trouble, you jettison any caught fish before you come ashore at a fishing-rights-owned stretch of river.
It is not well known in England that Scotland has a separate legal system and a lot of separate laws. It can be confusing at times.
Some Sottish fishermen of my acquaintance, who took a trip to Eire to catch salmon but failed after spending a week trying, were told by the local farmer that nothing lost he would get them a salmon. He marched up to the river falls and shot a jumping salmon with both barrels of a shotgun.
"There you are" he said.
"But you can't do that" they said
"Why not, its my gun" he said
That's the story
Last edited by G4ALA; 01-18-2009 at 08:57 PM.
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The Falkirk wheel is modern waterways engineering.
Wales has its own marvel of waterways engineering dating from 1805, the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct
Crossing the Dee River valley in N. wales near Llangollen it carries the Grand Union Canal over the river below. I have walked across this on the towpath and it is an awesome sight. Equally awesome if you stand on the river bank below looking up to see a canal boat sedately travelling across the sky - magic.