Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Water Runneth Over Tunnel....

Not too far from the cottage, on Lake Ontario, is the Erie Canal system. You can drive beside it and look at the homes along the way and people walking their dogs. Its a pretty spot for a drive.

On the weekend I took pictures of the amazing tunnel that is under the actual Erie Canal! At that spot it is built in such a way that cars drive through the tunnel and the canal actually runs over the tunnel. This is us crossing a bridge over the canal at another spot.....














and this is us getting ready to go under the canal through the tunnel..... Above the tunnel you can see the railings which run along the water banks...














another car comes through as we wait....




























The tunnel is in Ripley's Believe it or Not.....














I get creepy driving under it even though its a very short distance....you can see water seeping through the roof of the tunnel from the canal above it...













But we always make it without getting wet..*s*...and after going through you would hardly know there was anything up there at that spot because its high and we're low.






Neat eh? Hope you have a neat day today too.... Judi xoxo

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

That is really interesting. I don't know if I'd go in it or not. LOL My son drives through a tunnel under the ocean. I'm not sure what it is called. It goes into Baltimore. Scares me to know he does the twice a day. When I read your title I thought about the hill here in Ok. Cars actually will roll backwards up it without the motor being on. It is closer to Darlene than to me. I'd love to take our little boys there some day.
You always have something so interesting on your blog. Have a great day.

SmilingSally said...

I've driven through the Chesapeake Bay tunnel before, so I understand the concept. I'd be antsy about the dripping, though.

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for sharing great pictures of the unique tunnel. I know what you mean about it being creepy. Do you know about the Channel Tunnel which is a tunnel that goes from England right under the sea to France? I think it's about 30 miles long or something. We will go through it one day but I am sure it will feel very strange and I hope it's not leaking like your one!!
Lindsay
x

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Judy!
This is interesting. I cannot believe that you can actually drive under the canal. How scary is that? I too would be afraid it would collapse while we were driving under and be washed away. What an interesting post. I love it when you share. Have a wonderful day. Lovely post. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Connie said...

I'd be scared witless but then we're from California where I hate going under ANYTHING, chickee!
xoxo,
Connie

Darlene said...

That tunnel sounds pretty neat but kinda scary with the water dripping. Great pictures!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Judi; I would be a little scared of that tunnel... It is like the ones we have to go through here, they have tunnels under huge mountains. I get very nervous when we go through..lol the photos are really great... thanks for showing them... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Judy said...

How interesting. I had never heard of that tunnel and it does sound creepy!