Dinghy exiting the lock at Shotley Marina - Stock image
Activity, Adult, British Culture, Built Structure, Canal Lock
Shotley Gate, England - August 31, 2013: A small dinghy, with a woman on deck stowing mooring ropes, passing through the lock which connects Shotley Marina with the River Orwell estuary, leading to the sea. The estuary is tidal so the lock is necessary to regulate the respective heights of the marina and the harbour. Some cranes at the Port of Felixstowe are evident across the Orwell.