SE1937 : The effect of ex-Hurricane Ophelia

taken 9 months ago, near to Calverley, Leeds, Great Britain

The effect of ex-Hurricane Ophelia
The effect of ex-Hurricane Ophelia
The sky was unusual on the day we were affected by ex-Hurricane Ophelia. The clouds seemed an unusual colour, with pink or orange tinges at times (possibly caused by Saharan dust or smoke from fires in Portugal). This picture was taken at 14:18 BST, by which time the cloud was clearing allowing the sun to appear. The wind had not yet sprung up, so the water surface was smooth allowing for a clear picture of the sun reflected in the Leeds & Liverpool canal beside the bridge at Apperley Bridge.
An hour later, the sky was clear, the sun was bright and the day was warm for mid October. The wind was increasing.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 194 376 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.0956N 1:42.3927W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 194 376
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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