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United Kingdom : England

1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 84 m (275 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 179°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East with Maeve, Trevor, Chris and Michelle #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: Clockwise from North - Trevor, Michelle, Maeve, Mary

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  52°N 1°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the North

(visited by Chris O'Byrne, Trevor Gale, Mary O'Byrne, Michelle O'Byrne and Maeve Gale)

27-Dec-2000 -- Having nothing to do after Christmas, and needing the exercise to burn off the turkey, we decided to try and bag a confluence!

Arriving in Buckingham at lunchtime, we found a path leading in the general direction of the confluence beside an industrial estate. The path led us to a small wood where we soon found our progress blocked by a river! (Who didn't read the map right, then?). So, we went back onto the road to see if there was a bridge in the industrial estate over the river, but there was none. So, back to the car and the map contained therein to figure out a plan B.

Plan B took us to the "dead centre of town" - the graveyard. On the other side of the road, there was an animal feeds place which backed up onto the field which evidently contained the confluence! Trooping through a field of curious and non-anal-retentive sheep, we found our quarry!

After the victory dance and associated photos, we made our way back to the road in search of food, as it was now past lunch hour. Our way back took us past a rather confused and bemused worker in the animal feeds place! We offered him a "good afternoon" and made a beeline for the safety of the car!


 All pictures
#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East with Maeve, Trevor, Chris and Michelle
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: Clockwise from North - Trevor, Michelle, Maeve, Mary
#6: The proof!
#7: Initial attempt - foiled by the River Great Ouse
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