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