NY2213 : Descending Honister Pass

taken 46 years ago, near to Seathwaite, Cumbria, Great Britain

Descending Honister Pass
Descending Honister Pass
Dutch lorry and trailer at the top of Honister Pass (B5289), just beginning the descent to Borrowdale (very steep, narrow and twisty!).
Apparently, during a dock strike, he had come across on one of the early RO-RO ferries full of tomatoes and had then come on to Honister quarry for a load of slate. I was so 'gob-smacked' to see it that I only just thought to grab the camera in time.
Scanned Kodachrome II slide, Zeiss Contaflex camera with 135mm telephoto lens.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 1972   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  Industry 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 227 137 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.7611N 3:11.7290W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 226 136
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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