09-Dec-2000 -- A sunny Saturday morning gave me the inspiration to head off into
the middle of no-where. Load up the camera with film, jump on the bike and
off I head out of London.
With a waypoint set on the GPS, I joined the A10 and just followed the
and watched the miles count down as I approached the confluence point.
By the time I reached the village of Reed it became obvious that I should
have taken the previous turning to get closer to the point. 'Never mind' I
thought. 'Let's take the next right-turn and see where I end up'.
After riding a large circle around the point along the tiny back-roads of
Cambridgeshire I managed to find a track heading up the side of a field
towards the required location. This is when it started to go wrong...
Quite simply, my motorbike isn't designed for mud-plugging. After days of
rain there was no traction whatsoever! The 200metres from the road to the
point where I stopped in the photograph took 20 minutes. By the time I found
a solid piece of ground to stop, I was knackered!
The confluence point is about 50metres into the field in pic1.
the photo doesn't show how soft or muddy the ground really is - a tractor
was required for further progress. So, 50m away isn't bad and maybe a
revisit is called for in a few month's time.