Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

June 5, 2018

Two lock Canals / Dos canales de esclusas / Deux caneaux à écluses / Dois Canals de bloqueio

In English:

In Finland we have 31 lock canals which connect lakes and waterways. In this post I show to You photos from two lock canals. I love them, because they are situated on scenic places which means the beauty of the nature. I prefer to slow down my car by them and take a break when on road trip.

Those two canals are Canal of Karvio and canal of Varistaipale. Both of them are situated between the town of Varkaus and Joensuu very near to the Monastery of New Valamo. The length of canal of Karvio is 300 meters / 984 feet and it has only one lock. The length of canal of Varistaipale is 1100 meters / 3608 feet and it has four locks.

En español:

En Finlandia hay 31 canales de bloqueo que conectan los lagos y cursos de agua. En este post voy a mostrar a vos las fotos de dos canales de esclusas. Yo los amo, porque están situadas en lugares escénicos que lo significa la belleza de la naturaleza. Prefiero ralentizar mi carro por ellos y tomar un descanso cuando en viaje por carretera.

Esos dos canales son canal de Karvio y el canal de Varistaipale. Ambos están situados entre la ciudad de Varkaus y Joensuu muy cerca del Monasterio de Nuevo Valamo. La longitud del canal de Karvio es 300 metros / 984 pies y tiene una sola esclusa. La longitud del canal de Varistaipale es 1.100 metros / 3.608 pies y tiene cuatro esclusas.

En francais:

En Finlande, il y a 31 canaux á écluses qui relient les lacs et les cours d’eau. Dans ce post, Je vous montre les photos de deux canaux de verrouillage. Je les aime, parce qu’ils sont situés sur des lieux pittoresques ce qui signifie la beauté de la nature. Je préfère ralentir ma voiture par eux et prendre une pause quand le voyage sur la route.

Ces deux canaux sont canal de Karvio et le canal de Varistaipale. Deux d’entre eux sont situés entre la ville de Varkaus et Joensuu très près du Monastère de Nouveau Valamo. La longueur du canal de Karvio est à 300 mètres / 984 pieds et il n’a qu’une seule écluse. La longueur du canal de Varistaipale est de 1100 mètres / 3608 pieds et il a quatre écluses.

Em Português:

Na Finlândia existem 31 canais de bloqueio que ligam lagos e cursos de água. Neste post vou mostrar para você fotos de dois canais de bloqueio. Eu amo eles, porque eles estão situados em lugares pitorescos, o que significa a beleza da natureza. Eu prefiro a abrandar o meu carro por eles e fazer uma pausa quando em viagem.

Esses dois canais são canal de Karvio e canal de Varistaipale. Ambos estão situados entre a cidade de Varkaus e Joensuu muito perto do Mosteiro de Novo Valamo. O comprimento do canal de Karvio é de 300 metros / 984 pés e possui apenas um de bloqueio. O comprimento do canal de Varistaipale é de 1100 metros / 3608 pés e tem quatro bloqueios.

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Amazing in Varkaus: / Increíble en Varkaus: / Incroyable à Varkaus: / Incrível em Varkaus:

Cargo ship passes in narrow canal / El buque de carga pasa por un canal estrecho / Navire de charge passe dans un canal étroit / Navio cargueiro passa no canal estreito

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69 Comments »

  1. It looks great and you always have such great blue sky. Goes so well with the green trees and the water.

    Comment by utesmile — June 5, 2018 @ 08:08 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. It was a very beautiful and leisured day, when on the road trip.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2018 @ 08:13 | Reply

  2. Hello! I was impressed by your beautiful green forest and beautiful blue sky and canal. That’s excellent. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — June 5, 2018 @ 08:39 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      How glad I came when reading You praising comment about my country’s beauty. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2018 @ 08:57 | Reply

  3. Stunning photos of the canal and locks Matti. I always enjoy a walk along a canal towpath and watching boats enter the locks.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — June 5, 2018 @ 09:12 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Although these canals are in the middle of “nowhere”, they are worth for a stop when on a road trip. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2018 @ 09:39 | Reply

  4. Bonjour mon ami, qu’ils sont beaux ces canaux et je vois endroit idéal pour les pêcheurs j’espère pour eux que ils prendront du poisson mais j’aime particulièrement ces arbres comme c’est beau là bas , vraiment ton pays donne envie d’y aller. Bises MA ps/ je reprend un peu mon blog mais je souffre toujours j’essaie de gérer cela et hélàs depuis le mois d’avril, mai et début juin dans le sud de la France nous n’avons que de la pluie donc pas idéal pour une balade.

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — June 5, 2018 @ 09:17 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Merci beaucoup car ce sont des mots qui font chaud au cœur. Je souhaite que vous allez bientôt bien.

      Bonne journée à`vous. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2018 @ 09:45 | Reply

  5. Gracias por compartir estas estructuras de ingeniería tan necesarias… los paisajes son preciosos. ¡Qué bonita es Finlandia!
    Saludos, que tengas una feliz semana.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — June 5, 2018 @ 10:03 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Muchas gracias por tus palabras, es un placer para mi leer tus comentarios.

      Un fuerte abrazo.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2018 @ 10:11 | Reply

  6. Very beautiful photos, I have always found locks to be interesting.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — June 5, 2018 @ 10:29 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I find them also interesting and when seeing, I try to sop my car and shoot photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2018 @ 10:41 | Reply

  7. I’ve always found canal locks to be fascinating. We have a few around here, but the settings aren’t as beautiful as the locks you’ve pictured. I understand why you slow down when in the area.

    Comment by seniorhiker — June 5, 2018 @ 13:16 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 07:07 | Reply

  8. superbe! merci et belle journée, matti 🙂

    Comment by malyloup — June 5, 2018 @ 14:40 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Merci pour ce joli compliment. En le lisant, mon cœur a commencé à chanter.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 07:44 | Reply

  9. Bonjour Matti,
    Des paysages somptueux et verdoyants, dépaysement complet après mes vieux bateaux du port du Canal !
    Bises et bonne fin de journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — June 5, 2018 @ 15:48 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci beaucoup. Vos messages intéressants et les photos sont magnifiques et ils montrent de nombreux détails intéressants honorant la culture et de l’histoire.

      Bises et bonne fin de journée à toi aussi.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:16 | Reply

  10. Wow, that scenery is spectacular! What beauty! And very well photographed!

    Comment by montucky — June 5, 2018 @ 16:04 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I appreciate Your comment very much. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:19 | Reply

  11. Wonderful documentation of these two canals, Matti! The nature around them is, indeed, scenic and beautiful.

    Comment by Tiny — June 5, 2018 @ 17:42 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You visiting Finland thru my photos and praising its beauty.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:20 | Reply

  12. Magnificent waterscapes with crystal clear,blue waters,Matti!You have so many lock canals that connect lakes and waterways,in your beautiful country.All the photos you have taken impressively display nature’s unmatched beauty.Thank you for such a refreshing post.Have a beautiful spring day 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — June 5, 2018 @ 18:36 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      Thank You leaving so kind comment. It made me very glad.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:22 | Reply

      • My pleasure,Matti!All your posts are extraordinary,and always accompanied by stunning photos that make me feel I am there myself.Have a good day!

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — June 8, 2018 @ 16:22 | Reply

        • Hello Doda.

          Thank You. Happy weekend!

          Comment by Sartenada — June 9, 2018 @ 07:57 | Reply

          • Happy weekend to you too!I was so glad to hear that you have visited Ágios Nikólaos,one of the most beautiful regions of Crete.

            Comment by DG MARYOGA — June 9, 2018 @ 15:40 | Reply

            • Hello Doda.

              Tank You commented this post. Yes, we love Ágios Nikólaos – wonderful town.

              Happy new week.

              Comment by Sartenada — June 11, 2018 @ 06:41 | Reply

  13. It’s my joy to see your beautiful photos.
    Your country have so many great landscape.

    Comment by 洋子 — June 5, 2018 @ 18:48 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      I am glad that You injoyed my photos and made a virtual tour thru my photos to my country. ありがとう!

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:31 | Reply

  14. Muy interesante lo de unir con canales. Unas fotos muy bonitas.
    Un saludo.

    Comment by valverdedelucerna — June 5, 2018 @ 23:18 | Reply

    • Hola valverdedelucerna.

      Muchas gracias por tu comentario y feliz de que te gusten las fotos.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:33 | Reply

  15. I can see why you stop here on your road trip, the scenery is so tranquil.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — June 6, 2018 @ 01:11 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      Thank You. It is not good to drive in a hurry, because You can miss many beautiful places.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 08:58 | Reply

  16. Beautifully serene scenes on the river!

    Comment by de Wets Wild — June 6, 2018 @ 04:18 | Reply

    • Hello de Wets Wild.

      Oh, how glad I am when You left Your kind comment. Thank You. In this case they are nor rivers, but canals connecting other lakes. In Finland we have 187 888 lakes.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 09:06 | Reply

      • Someone from a dry country like ours can’t even begin to comprehend how it must be to live in a land with 187,888 lakes!

        Comment by de Wets Wild — June 6, 2018 @ 10:41 | Reply

  17. I have always found it fascinating to go through a lock on a boat. It has been too long, will need to travel to a place with locks. How about Finland?!

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — June 6, 2018 @ 04:35 | Reply

  18. This looks so blue and beautiful! 🙂

    Comment by PEPIX — June 6, 2018 @ 12:21 | Reply

    • Hello Pepix.

      Thank You for Your kind words.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 12:22 | Reply

  19. Hello (^ ^)
    I think the landscape with beautiful greenery and canals is wonderful. I admired the idea of the canal connecting the lakes with different water levels.

    Comment by saganhama — June 6, 2018 @ 14:19 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my photos and did find thru them how our countryside looks like.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — June 7, 2018 @ 07:19 | Reply

  20. So much pretty scenery and it is SO green. Very beautiful.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — June 6, 2018 @ 22:48 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      How nice it was to read Your kind comment and to find that You love our summer scenery on our countryside. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 7, 2018 @ 07:25 | Reply

  21. Everything looks so lush and beautiful. Brilliant blue skies as a backdrop to your lovely photos.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — June 7, 2018 @ 04:58 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You leaving so kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 7, 2018 @ 10:05 | Reply

  22. I can see why you like to stop here to enjoy the wonderful natural area!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — June 7, 2018 @ 06:39 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 7, 2018 @ 10:07 | Reply

  23. Hello Matti
    the landscape is beautiful and these canals make the scenery rather special. Besides this, it looks rather refreshing on hot and sunny days. All the green around, the water – no matter if smooth and shining or bubbling and with a lot of spatters at the locks. ^^
    I once read an article about canoeists who visitied this region and if I remember correctly they even talked about white water rapids which some of them had to bypass by one of the canals crossing a lot of water basins and using the locks.

    Very interesting again, your today’s post! And such a lot of great photos which not only show the gorgeous nature around but also various details of the locks and basins one can find (and has to manage) when driving on the canal of Karvio or Varistaipale..

    Have a nice weekend!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — June 8, 2018 @ 14:53 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Eastern regions are beautiful and sparsely populated. I tryed to remember white water rapids on this area, but they are more close to the eastern border. Fom here it is possible to pass thru “Saimaakanal” to the Gulf of the Finland. Then You have to pass more canals. In summer canal cruises between two towns is possible and quite popular. If You have time, please visit one of my post in which there is German text.

      Mechanical Music Museum

      The museum is fantastic and I have visited there three timen in my life.

      All the best to You and Yours. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — June 9, 2018 @ 07:16 | Reply

  24. Oh big lock in nature !
    Blue sky and water. I’m happy!
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — June 9, 2018 @ 08:08 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      How nice to read that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 9, 2018 @ 08:20 | Reply

  25. very nice

    Comment by Tanja — June 9, 2018 @ 18:35 | Reply

  26. I’m traveling to Finland… as I supposed… but being here on my desk! Thank you, Mati, for sharing. Have a lovely night :-)claudine

    Comment by Giovannoni Claudine — June 11, 2018 @ 18:56 | Reply

    • Hello Claudia.

      Thank You visiting Finland thru my photos. 🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 12, 2018 @ 12:19 | Reply

  27. Beautiful pictures of the canal and its surroundings! I could be there for a whole day to enjoy the quietness of the water and watching nature.
    With that in mind I can peaceful go to sleep 🙂
    Good night and sleep tight

    Comment by mariposa — June 12, 2018 @ 23:11 | Reply

    • Hello Heidi.

      Thank You. Sorry for delayed answer. Yesterday we drove about 700 km and had many stops. We visited our father’s grave in Varkaus and shot a photo of old traditional windmill. It had broken down over the years, but still I photographed it.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 14, 2018 @ 11:23 | Reply

      • That is far away the grave of your father. So I think we’ll be able see the pictures of the windmills and all other pictures that you took that day? 🙂
        Have a nice day… 🙂

        Comment by mariposa — June 14, 2018 @ 15:01 | Reply

        • Hello Heidi.

          I clarify my words. We made a road trip from Helsinki to Oulu. Normally there is a shorter road with length of 625 km, but because we visited my late father’s grave near to the town of Varkaus (290 km from Helsinki), then our trip was 690 km due to another road. It is a Finnish habit to bring flowers to graves. This happens normally twice, in the spring and in the autumn. Here are photos from the same graveyard where my late father is buried.

          Cemetery after storm

          Happy weekend.

          Comment by Sartenada — June 15, 2018 @ 05:43 | Reply

  28. Your photos remind me so much of Canada. It appears that our countryside is very similar – in other words, beautiful.

    It looks like it was a gorgeous day when you took your photos. I love the reflections in the still water.

    Comment by Joanne Sisco — July 15, 2018 @ 03:44 | Reply

    • Hello Joanne.

      Thank You commenting. In the middle of “nowhere” between two water system offered a beautiful summer day to us. We made some road trips on the area and then stopping by the canal, we ate our snack. Enjoyable.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 15, 2018 @ 07:09 | Reply

  29. is it the time of year as to why there are no people enjoying such a serene spot?

    Comment by jimberly — September 12, 2018 @ 22:35 | Reply

    • Hello Jimberly.

      No special time. Our country offers many as beautiful places as this everywhere. Ww have huge amount of lakes and people have their own summer cottages and Saunas by them.

      Cruise to Rock paintings

      Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2018 @ 07:01 | Reply


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