Monday, May 18, 2009

Quidi Vidi lock

Yesterday I wandered, needing some fresh air, and my travels took me to Quidi Vidi lake and on to Quidi Vidi village. The lake is quite famous for its annual Regatta that's been going on for close to 200 years. It is fed by the Rennie's Mill river and is home to a large number of ducks, seagulls, the occasional goose, and ever present pigeons.

Just over the other side of the road from the lake, the water heads towards Quidi Vidi 'gut' and the sea. The force of water coming down over the slope of rocks is held back by a small lock that can be lowered or raised so that the water moves at a reasonable pace, never flooding the village below.

Moving water always has me transfixed and besides sketching the little lock, I had to take a small video clip of the sound of the water as it rushed past my feet on its journey to the sea.


Jennifer Rose said...

thanks for posting the video :) looks like such a lovely area to sit and draw.

Sonia said...

You are really a great artist! Not only do you draw wonderfully but you also write delightful posts! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jeanette said...

I'm glad you like it Jennifer. It is a great spot, but quite busy with people actually, all peering over my shoulder. :)

Sonia, thank you. The pictures are easier than the words for the most part.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Oh - well done Jeanette! I like the idea of videos of water. I'm going to have to get to grips with how my camera can do that!

That's a nice bit of water for sketching too.