SP9114 : The towpath is closed to dogs

taken 8 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

The towpath is closed to dogs
The towpath is closed to dogs
As I was photographing Lock No 1 of the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal Franci ambled along the towpath and I suddenly realised what was happening. Franci was then almost 17 years old, very deaf, and with poor eyesight, and I reckoned that rushing to the rescue would aggravate the problem and I might as well photograph what happened.
In fact I pressed the shutter about a second too soon as the swan opened its wings and raised its head to look as aggressive as possible. Franci paused for a moment and slowly turned and ambled back to me as if nothing had happened.
As the footpath is normally frequently used by dog walkers I assume most took their dogs along the canal edge with many protestations from the cob and the pen eventually hatched the eggs.

Step through pictures of, or near, the junction SP9114 : The Junction, Grand Union Canal, Marsworth.
Last SP9114 : On Guard The cob swan guards the pen on her nest on the canal towpath.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 September, 2009
Category
Swans   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9178 1438 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2311N 0:40.1891W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9178 1438
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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