This morning, after being holed up in front of my computer working for days, very tedious and boring stuff, I decided to get out and ride my mountain bike. It's been a while so I pumped up the tyres (front had just 4psi). Thought I wouldn't take the camera, just a simple quick exercise ride about the island I live (if you can call a stretch of land between to rivers an "island").
I rode up to some locks, and I had never seen them used before, and supposed that they were maintained just for school group tours. However, a boat was inside an another plus two jet skis came up. There was a nice new jetski with probably a boyfriend and girlfriend on it, and then what looked like two teenage boys each on their own older jetski. One boy on a blue jetski kept falling off and had to pull himself up. The other boy on the white one seemed fine, but was going a bit fast. I thought I might stop and see the lock in action.
They entered and waited for the doors to be closed, and the water to move out into the other area and for the water levels to neutralise. It took a while, but it seemed that the boy on the white jetski seemed to have troubles keeping his level. The motor was of course turned off, but for some reason he had to go to the side, and stand in the water holding his jetski. A few minutes pass, and the other doors open. He tries to start his jetski, but no luck. It was then that I realised that his jet ski was sinking. The doors are now fully open and the others had gone through. He's now walking it along the side of the lock and then begins to swim and push it through the barrier, with the lock managers watching him. All the time the jetski was looking more and more water-logged. Man... I really should have brought my camera for that.
Distraction over, I'd better get back to work.