07-Jan-2001 -- After finding out about the project, I soon
discovered that there was a confluence point within 23 miles from
home as the crow flies, near the lovely old village of East Meon.
My girlfriend and I set off on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon in
January. I had already determined that the point was very close to a minor
road, so I didn't expect too much difficulty in getting close.
During the journey in the car, we had to drive through a village which
had been flooded due to recent torrential rain, and it crossed our minds
whether we might have to get our feet wet!
Our excitement grew as we drew near our target, but it became
evident that the confluence was located in a farm just off the road. We
parked up and approached a farmer who was busy milking cows in a huge
shed and informed him of our strange wishes to take some photographs
around the farm. At first he was a bit worried that we might be animal
rights activists wanting to see how the cows were treated, but after some
gentle persuasion, he allowed us through a gate to further our quest.
Unfortunately, after a couple of minutes, it became clear that the .000 location
was actually inside the milking shed, about a cow's length away on the
other side of the wall! Nevertheless, we snapped a few pictures, left and
took further advantage of the bright sunny day and picturesque
21-Feb-2004 -- Coordinator's Note: This is a commercial working farm, and has been well-documented. Since our visits interfere with operations, further visits are discouraged.