Under lock and quay; Lance Richardson; Traveller

Canada – Rideau Canal

Lance Richardson cruises Ontario’s aquatic highway – a 200-kilometre engineering masterpiece.

Leonardo da Vinci invented many things in his lifetime, including a winged flying machine and a crossbow the size of a large tank. He painted The Last Supper, drew the Vitruvian Man and produced studies of the human body unrivalled in anatomical clarity.

Take a trip down the Rideau Canal in Ontario and you’ll also discover that, in a roundabout way, he helped safeguard Canada from the Americans, too. This odd fact occurs to me as I watch the water level rise in the Jones Falls Lockstation.

A boat has entered what looks like a holding pen, gates closing firmly behind.

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