Time for the engineering nerd to get his manmade structure on with a visit to the Corinth Canal.
The Corinth Canal is an artificial canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
It is 4 miles in length and only 80.7 feet wide meaning it is impassable for many modern ships.
The canal experienced financial and operational difficulties after completion. The narrowness of the canal makes navigation difficult.
Its high walls funnel wind along its length, and the different times of the tides in the two gulfs cause strong tidal currents in the channel.
It is now mainly a tourist attraction, and was closed to boats when we visited due to another landslip.