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 OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 180°

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS Montage #7: Swim here at your peril #8: The pump

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#1: General view - crop planting taking place.

(visited by Gordon Spence)

08-Aug-2006 -- I've not been here for nearly five years and the last time was a bitterly cold and wet day. I am in Lincolnshire seeing a client and as I leave a quick check of the Sat Nav tells me that this point is only 19 minutes away.

Let's see, it's 85 minutes home anyway and this is only 19 minutes away....off we go so it looks like I'll be a bit later getting home.

When Phil was here in May there were still crops in the field, when Rainer was here in June the crop had only just been harvested so I had hopes of getting to the exact spot. As luck would have it, new crops were going in to the ground, as I watched, if I had come the day before....so I new I would only be getting within about 20 yards or so.

I followed the road down to the bridge over the drain and saw a couple fishing, onto the footpath and instead of dropping down to the riverbank I stayed up high on the edge of the field.

It only took five minutes to get to the Prime Meridian but I was 1 second of arc to the south. My new GPS exhibited exactly the same behaviour as my previous unit when straddling both the East & West hemisphere's - the display flip-flops between E00 & W00.

Further along I could see what looked liked a couple of generators, closer inspection showed them to be irrigation pumps. don't know hw much water they draw, but the pipe is about 5" in diameter.

Th N,S,E,W shots are loosely in those directions to try and actually something of interest.

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#1: General view - crop planting taking place.
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS Montage
#7: Swim here at your peril
#8: The pump
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