the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

2.2 km (1.4 miles) SSE of Raydon, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 47 m (154 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 179°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: Alfredo Jr #6: Alfredo Sr #7: GPS

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(visited by Gordon Spence and Alfredo B. Remon Mendez)

16-May-2006 -- Continued from 52N 00. This is the last of three International visits for today, it's been a busy day so far starting in the Western hemisphere, straddling the Prime Meridian and ending up here in the Eastern Hemisphere.

This is a nice drive across country and to speed things up a bit we stick to the more major roads, papart from a minor detour with only a mile to go down a single track umarked road - one of the perils of a SatNav set to "shortest route"!

We park up and fire up the GPS units to find that we have parked the car just 2 yards from being exactly on 1 degree East. It is possible to park exactly on the line but you will then be blocking the entrance to a small industrial park.

So off we set to the corner of the field where the entrance is and walk around the edge to avoid the crops which are starting to get around knee high. As you get within about 50 yards of the CP there are some enormous rabbit warren entrances - holes/pits nearly six feet across.

A couple of minutes later sees us right on the spot, which pretty much looks the same as last time. If I get the chance I may come back in late July or August to see what the crop turned out to be.

I took the obligatory photos, this time for the West shot using the 300mm telephoto to get a better view of the distant water tower.

All that remained was to mke our way to Stowmarket rail station so that my guests could get the train back to London , followed by an 80 mile drive home for me.

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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Alfredo Jr
#6: Alfredo Sr
#7: GPS
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