17-Apr-2004 -- Just over a week since the last point on 51N (51N 1E) was bagged by myself and Joseph Kerski, and I find that I will be around 100 miles from home seeing a customer early on Saturday morning. A quick check of the map reveals that a loop around to the South on the way home will allow me to revisit two points that I last took in over two years ago (28-Dec-01 & 03-Jan-02). The season has changed to Spring (well almost anyway), let's see if they look any different this time around.
First up is this point 52N 01E, and obviously a huge contrast from 51N 01E (a water based point), this one is firmly on dry land and at an altitude of 157 feet (Pic 5). Getting here was fairly simple, just type Raydon into the Sat Nav unit and start driving.
From Thetford in Norfolk (where my customer was) the direct route takes you through some lovely typical English villages, until you reach Raydon itself. As is common in a lot of villages the old village school is no more. This one (Pic 6) has been converted to a private residence.
As you approach from the North, take the last left turn before 52N exactly and drive along until you come to the entrance to an industrial park. Park here, and notice that you are now sitting exactly at 1 degree East!. Go down the road and then walk around the edge of the field (it has been planted).
When you arrive near the CP there are some fresh burrows including this one (Pic 7) with a large mound of fresh dirt beside it. A few more yards and you are at the spot (Pic 5).
Remarkably, the landscape looks exactly the same in Spring as it did in the middle of Winter (Pic 1) as the North facing shot shows. Must get back here in the Summer.....pictures East (Pic 2), South (Pic 3) and West (Pic 4) followed.
The last shot is a W-N-E panorama.
Onwards to 52N 0W which will complete a confluence square (51N 0W - 51N 1E - 52N 1E - 52N 0W) in the last week.