Sunday, June 7, 2009

Annals of transportation (6) .... tidal harbour

Due to the big tidal difference, ships lie in the mud at low tide
Ships with a keel would be damaged at low tide
A lock at the harbour entrance keeps the water back at low tide. It is only opened 2 1/2 half hours before high tide to let ships and water in and is closed again 2 1/2 hours after high tide

The port of Paimpol, Bretagne, France

1 comment:

Jana said...

Flut&Ebbe sind richig beeindruckend in Bretagne...ich was fast geschockt, da wir am Schwarzen Meer fast keine haben...:-)