the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 142 m (465 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 180°

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: Bluebell Wood #6: Local Flaura #7: Typical countryside #8: GPS Montage

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  52°N 0° (visit #14)  

#1: North - looking along the tractor tracks

(visited by Gordon Spence)

29-Apr-2005 -- We have an International visit planned for tomorrow so to warm up I decided to go back (yet again) to this CP. It is the second nearest point to my house.

Now, to be honest, up till now I have never been a complete 100% totally committed enthusiast of the repeat visit, despite the fact that I have done quite a few of them. Why? The ones I have been back to have so far showed very little difference to all my previous reports

This was to prove very different, prove me wrong and demonstrate precisely why repeat visits are a *good* thing

I called round to this point on the way "home", and those of you who have followed my previous exploits will know that this means it was no more than 40 miles or so out of my way

I parked in the usual spot, to be greeted by a lovely warm spring evening with glorious sunshine. Walking along the route into the CP the first thing of interest to note is this lovely Bluebell Wood. A bit further on and we have a fine example of the local flaura

A few hundred yards further on and you get this lovely view of the landscape which is typical of this part of the country.

My previous visits here have either been in the winter with the crops only a couple of inches high, or like last summer where we had chest high wheat.

I was not prepared for the sight that greeted me, a field full of rape just like that at 51N 4W. What a change, looks totally different! Like I said earlier, now I am convinced that repeat visits are well worth the effort.

The usual set of photo's were taken North, East, South, West and GPS. job done and off home to get ready for tomorrow

 All pictures
#1: North - looking along the tractor tracks
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Bluebell Wood
#6: Local Flaura
#7: Typical countryside
#8: GPS Montage
ALL: All pictures on one page