NS8679 : Narrowboat in the Sunshine

taken 4 years ago, near to Camelon, Falkirk, Great Britain

Narrowboat in the Sunshine
Narrowboat in the Sunshine
Just as 'Yasmin' passed me on her way east, the sun came out. The one drawback of the Union Canal for photography is that the towpath is on the north bank, so one is almost always shooting against the light.
Narrowboats
A Narrowboat is a long thin boat, designed to fit the canals of England and Wales. They were 7 feet (2.1 metres) wide, and up to 70 feet (21 metres) in length, the maximum that will fit in a standard lock.

In the 18th century before the age of steam railways and the internal combustion engines, the canals were one of the key systems of transporting goods around the country. The boats were towed by a shire horse walking along the tow-path. Of course boats today are powered by diesel engines.

Most narrowboats today are used for holidays & leisure cruising, and some are used as homes.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8627 7954 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.7173N 3:49.4973W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8625 7955
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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