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United Kingdom : England

2.3 km (1.4 miles) N of Blakeney Point (Cape), Norfolk, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 53°S 179°W

Accuracy: 2.6 km (1.6 mi)
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#2: Coast near the Confluence #3: Coast near the Confluence #4: The Seal Boat Trip takes off #5: Windmill in Cley next the sea

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#1: Coast near the Confluence

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Suyu)

23-Apr-2005 -- When visiting Suyu in Norwich, we had the idea to go to a nice spot at the coast. We took a train to Sheringham which is only 15.5 km from the CP. We decided to hike along the beautiful coast and see how close we could come to the point. After hiking a couple hours, it soon became clear that we can not access the point on foot, even though it was low tide.

When we came to the village Blakeney (5km from the CP), I started to ask some boat owners if they could take us to a point about 2.6km out in the open sea. Often this was misunderstood, because the whole peninsular is a nature reserve named ‘Blakeney Point’, often shortened called ‘The Point’. I had to make clear that my point was not ‘The Point’.

The boat owners were very nice to us, and indicated politely that the wind was pretty strong and the responsibility to take guests is quite high when going out to the open sea.

A steersman from the Temples Seal Trips said, he could take us there, but unfortunately not today. Since I had to go back to London that day, we couldn’t make the trip. Anyway, it was a wonderful hike and I agree with the first visitor: it’s a beautiful area!


CP visit details:

Time closest to CP: 3:50 pm

Duration: 10 hours (until we were back to Norwich)

GPS height: 1 m

Description: In the water, about 2.6 km offshore

Given Name: The Seal Watch Confluence


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#1: Coast near the Confluence
#2: Coast near the Confluence
#3: Coast near the Confluence
#4: The Seal Boat Trip takes off
#5: Windmill in Cley next the sea
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  Notes
In the water, 2.3 km from a spit of land connected to England.