Esna Locks
The M/S River Anuket approaches the first lock at Esna. This lock no longer operated, but boats still had to navigate their way through it.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
Two men watch as the boat enters the lock.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
A guard at the locks.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
A second guard at the locks.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
The Anuket is lined up in the old lock.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
An overhead crane at the locks.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
Unlike the Panama Canal, where cables are hooked to "mules" to guide the ship through the lock, on the Nile this rope is used from pylon to pylon to help keep the boat aligned going into and once inside the lock.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
One of the River Anuket's crew will help guide the boat through the lock.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
The road is closed while the boat passes through the old lock.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
Approaching the dam and the lock that actually operates.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
The River Anuket had raced to beat the boat behind it to the locks.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
Lining up on the second lock.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
A second operating lock is being built.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
Top of the doors at the lock. Notice the water level in this photo behind the doors (boat side of the doors.)
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
After a few moments, the water level had dropped and the doors began to open.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
A view of the inside wall of the lock from Grandma and Grandpa's cabin.
Esna Locks
Esna Locks
The lock gates are all the way open and the River Anuket is free to pass through.
Esna Locks