John and his barge pole

photo: John is crouching on the blue steel roof of the narrowboat, holding a long wood pole with scratched white paint; John is looking at the camera, but has a face that betrays concentration or nerves; green-leaved tree branches overhang all around him; the canal bank is very close on the left.

Location: somwhere after Stourton Junction on the Stafforshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Date: Tuesday 30th June 1998.

Equipment: Yashica T5 compact.

Emulsion: Fujifilm Superia 400.

Keywords: canal, narrowboat, grounded, run aground, shallow water, roof, barge pole, harried look.