Location: Birmingham Canal Navigations between Wolverhampton and Birmingham, West Midlands.
Date: Thursday 2nd July 1998.
Equipment: Canon EOS 50e using 28mm f/2.8 lens.
Emulsion: Fujifilm Superia 400.
Keywords: canal, flotsam, plant matter, weeds, overgrown, barge pole.
Notes: it was this green-black junk that was winding itself around the propeller and tangling the rudder, causing a massive loss of power and manoeuvrability.