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United Kingdom : England

3.3 km (2.0 miles) E of York-Earswick, York, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 16 m (52 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 54°S 179°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: The hedge I had to crawl through #3: 180-degree panorama from the edge of the field #4: GPS

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#1: The houses at the edge of the field, seen from the point

(visited by Terje Mathisen and Cathinka Norløff-Mathisen)

11-Jan-2009 -- My daughter Cathinka and I was going to attend a training course in York, so we flew from Oslo to Manchester and got a rental car.

The drive took less than 1.5 hours, after which we got checked into our hotel in the central part of this old city that was established by our Scandinavian viking ancestors.

The first viking raid here was made by a Danish king in 866, see The vikings in York, at that time the vikings called the city Jorvik.

Before leaving Norway I had of course checked the confluence maps, and seen that this point is very close to the city.

After a nice sushi lunch in downtown York (or Jorvik as the vikings called it) I drove the 5 minutes to one of the parking spots described by Gordon Spence, then changed into studded orienteering shoes better able to handle the very muddy conditions to be expected in England in mid-winter.

The run along field boundaries to the confluence area took just 5 minutes, except that I ended up on the wrong side of a prickly hedge and a water ditch: Nothing that a little crawling on my belly and a jump couldn't handle. :-)

The point is located about 8-10 meters from the edge of a field, and it seemed like it was quite freshly seeded, so I really wouldn't want to step onto it. I took the GPS photo from 8 m away, then later I tried to follow a set of tractor tracks which got me a little closer, but decided to stop about 4 m away to make sure I didn't do any damage to the field.


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#1: The houses at the edge of the field, seen from the point
#2: The hedge I had to crawl through
#3: 180-degree panorama from the edge of the field
#4: GPS
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