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Old Oct 21, 2007, 4:51 PM   #1
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This is part of what remains of a century-old irrigation channel in the hills above town. A hiking trail now follows most of the length of the old Grey Canal.
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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That structure certainly has seen better days. Great photo and thanks for sharing.

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Old Oct 23, 2007, 8:01 AM   #3
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Toshi,

This looks soooo much like what they call "flumes" here in sugar country Hawaii. Our "flumes" or irrigation canals were used to bring water from the wet areas (rainy) to the dry areas for growing sugar cane.

Youngsters started using them as rides by sitting in old tire inner tubes and floating downstraem using gravity. Somewhat dangerous but hey back then liability was almost unknown.

Very nice shot with good control over the lighting.

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...what they call "flumes" here in sugar country Hawaii.
As a minor addition to the linguistic discussions round here,they're called 'leats' in British English, and such channels are found here and there in all the hilly districts of our little country. It's often a bit difficult to see why they're there, in places with enormous annual rainfall, by British standards.
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Alan,

I think your "leats" pre-dates anything we've got here in the colonies by several hundred years. I saw the reference to "Drake's" leat constructed in 1591. Wow.

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