SP9221 : Grand Union Canal: Reach in Slapton (2)

taken 5 years ago, near to Slapton, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal: Reach in Slapton (2)
Grand Union Canal: Reach in Slapton (2)
This has to be one of the most remote and featureless reaches along the whole Grand Union Canal, without a single public road in the grid square. The canal towpath is one of the very few ways that the public can access it. So featureless is it that the photographer had to work out where the three photos were taken by reviewing the time stamps on the camera files, and proportioning the time gaps against the distance cruised between the last feature SP9222 : Grand Union Canal: Lock Number 29: Church Lock and the next SP9220 : Grand Union Canal: Bridge Number 118, assuming a steady rate, and then identifying which bushes were in sight on the image and visible on the satellite imagery!

This is very much "Big Sky" country and for obvious reasons traditionally this section of the canal is called "Slapton Fields" or just "The Fields" by boaters.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 October, 2013
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9260 2160 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.1168N 0:39.3596W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9263 2158
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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