20-Jul-2004 -- The day before this I delivered a company car to Belfast and got 55N 004W on the way to Stranraer Ferry Port. This was my goal for the return journey.
We arrived in the local area early evening. Once we left the A50 we had some trouble finding the area as the roads running in the direction would then veer off. We eventually drove up a farm track that took us to 100 meters or so of the exact spot.
The farmer was driving across the yard in a really old tractor. As I didn't have a C.P. 'Project explanation print-out' I had to explain myself. Dawn said that I explained myself very well, however the farmer took a lot of convincing that I was not from the local authorities there to ask some probing questions about the mound of rubble in his field.(see photo "View East").
After explaining the basics of lines of Longtitude and Latitude he replied in a stereotypical farmers accent……."I think the world round" Ok. This farmer obviously doesn't get out much. He had given me permission so I would get the photos and go.
A very short walk across the farmyard, through a farm gate into a grassy field and we were there. The exact spot is by a barn and at the foot of the aforementioned incriminating mound of rubble. Even if the farmer wasn't interested his cows defiantly were. They walked over to us from the other end of the field and were practically pushing us over. One even licked Dawn across the face as she shut the gate on the way out!! YUCK!!!