13-Jan-2009 -- I was last here at the beginning of December when we came up for our annual sales conference. I find myself back up in the area for the first regional conference of the year.
the hotel I normally stay at has no vacancies so I have cast around for a Bed & Breakfast instead. I found one in the village of Corbridge, which by sheer coincidence happens to be only three miles from this point :-) Wonder how that happened?
I guess this guest house caters more for the holiday market rather than the business traveller. I was asked what time I wanted breakfast, when I said 7..."oh, how much food would you want?". Breakfast is only normally served from 8.30am! I settled for cereal & coffee, shame really as the "full English" contained a fried slice. Oh well.
I was up at 6.30 and in the dining room for 7, by myself. Quarter of an hour later the owner wanders in, with ONE slice of toast, a paltry amount of milk and a SMALL pot of coffee. You won't be surprised to learn that I am not going to link to it or even name the place.
Into the car and off round the now becoming familiar lanes, swinging left, to park at the side of the field. Well sort of, last time here it was frozen, this time I just slid in the mud. Heck. Roll backwards until I got enough grip to get back on the "road", as it were.
As you can see from the moon it wasn't daylight yet. On with the walking shoes, into the field, picking up mud as I went. This time there are no sheep in the field.
Get to the point and wait long enough for it to get light enough for the photo's to actually show something. The N,E,S,W shots are dead on this time, my wife gave me a walkers compass for Christmas.
Back to the car, get changed and off to work. What a great start to the day.
Oh yes, 16th visit in a row to get WAAS lock on.