Posts by tag: canal

Day #317

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 12th November 2008

Day #317Title: Marina Reflections
Location: Springfield Lock
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I took the opportunity to nip out for a breath of fresh air while the sun was shining today. And find another geocache or two. Once again, geocaching has taken me to a spot which I didn’t even know existed, and it’s lovely. It’s along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, just downstream of the Essex Record Office, and is about the last bit of civilisation before you hit the more rural paths along the canal.

Day #307

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 2nd November 2008

Day #307Title: After Constable
Location: Little Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: A much more successful caching day today – I managed to find my 50th hide with Alistair’s assistance. This was taken on a short walk between two sites along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, and reminded me of a Constable painting. I haven’t done anything to it, it’s as it came out of the camera.

Day #285

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 11th October 2008

Day #285Title: Crisp Afternoon On The River
Location: Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, near Ulting
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Despite having a bad back, I managed a walk along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation this afternoon. I started off from Hoe Mill Lock and went to the church at Ulting and back. It was a marvellous autumn day, with clear blue skies, bright sun and people messing about in boats. A lovely atmosphere all round.

Day #283

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 9th October 2008

Day #283Title: Sandford Mill Reflections
Location: Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: One of the joys of being a freelancer is being able to arrange your working hours to suit yourself. Having been stuck behind my desk all day yesterday, I had a productive morning today, and so decided to bunk off for an hour or so this afternoon – I needed to go out to buy more printer ink anyway – so I took a walk along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation at Sandford Lock. It was a wonderfully sunny afternoon with a light wind and blue sky. These narrowboats were begging to have their picture taken!

Day #223

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 10th August 2008

Day #223</ins>Title: Bow Wave
Location: Little Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes:
I spent an enjoyable couple of hours this morning taking a walk along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation from Paper Mill Lock to Little Baddow Lock. I took a photo for Day #6 near this location, but it’s surprising how different it looks a few months later.

Day #102

Posted by Caz on Friday, 11th April 2008

Day #102Title: The Old Ship
Location: Heybridge Basin
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: On my way to stay with my parents near Colchester, I decided to take the back route and stopped off at Heybridge Basin for some late afternoon shots. It had rained heavily earlier in the day, but by 4:30pm the sun was out, there were fluffy white clouds, and a breeze so bracing it could blow you into the Canal! The Old Ship is the pub right at the end of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation (which runs between Chelmsford and Maldon), where it meets the Blackwater Estuary. The lock gates are rarely open, but do provide an easy way for pedestrians to cross from one side to the other.

Day #41

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 10th February 2008

Day #41Title: All Saints By The Canal
Location: Ulting
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: I enjoyed another walk this morning, along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation around the village of Ulting. The weather was superb, and there were pictures to be had every few yards along the towpath. I had seen there was a church by the water when looking at the map, and I wasn’t disappointed by the scene I was presented with, as I rounded a bend in the river.