the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

2.9 km (1.8 miles) SE of Frith Bank, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 2 m (6 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 180°

Accuracy: 30 m (98 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: looking north #3: looking east #4: looking south #5: looking west #6: the bl****y GPS #7: Is it a cabbage? #8: the Wash with the tide out

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#1: The confluence is this way

(visited by Christopher Anton)

06-Aug-2005 -- This visit turned out to be a bit of a disaster, but successful nonetheless.

A free Saturday with nothing planned I decided to take a trip to the seaside. From home in Birmingham it's pretty much a toss-up as which is closest so I decided to head east which meant I could take in this confluence as well. From previous visits I knew that it might be boggy underfoot so I remember to pack my boots. However, what I did forget was the OS map and the spare batteries for the GPS which had been left on overnight uploading the map.

After doing the touristy things in Boston - the Stump and Grand Sluice - I headed north and parked just before the drain about 430m away. The GPS was already giving Warning low battery messages so I quickly made my way to the drain, crossed over and turned down the edge of the field about 4m above the footpath. I walked quickly towards the Meridian as the GPS was know about to imminently shut down and indeed it did just before I got there, so I paced out the approximate distance to the Meridian about 30m.

The field was fairly densely planted with cabbages (I think) in nice neat rows and columns so without a GPS it didn't seem much point in tip-toeing in the cabbages so the confluence shot is from about 30m away. As are the shots to the North, East, South and West. Pic 6 shows me trying to coax the GPS back into sufficient life to take a Pic, about 26m from the confluence. Pic 7 shows what's growing in the field for all the horticulturalists out there.

I eventually got to the seaside - but not the sea - as the Wash was out.

 All pictures
#1: The confluence is this way
#2: looking north
#3: looking east
#4: looking south
#5: looking west
#6: the bl****y GPS
#7: Is it a cabbage?
#8: the Wash with the tide out
ALL: All pictures on one page