11-Sep-2010 -- While in the UK on holiday with family and friends, I sneaked away one afternoon while the others were shopping at the nearby Bicester Shopping Centre. Driving and using the on-board SatNav made getting within spitting distance a snap.
The great thing about confluence hunting is that it forces you to take routes and go places you ordinarily wouldn't travel and this was no exception. Getting off the highway, I was suddenly in rural England on single track country roads driving past picturesque farms. This point was in a village beside a business inside a paddock with some cattle.
The point was about 300 meters inside and I had to climb a fence to get in. I thought about asking if it was okay from a nearby house, but using the Chinese methodology I decided it is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. The point was near a stream and I had no difficulties nailing it. Afterward, I visited the village cemetery across the street and then drove back to Bicester to pick up my party with the satisfaction of getting my first confluence point in Europe.