24-Jun-2010 -- This is another international collaboration visit. I was emailed a while ago by Rainer as he was going to be in the UK for a work conference. Would I be interested in meeting up? If you have followed my reports over the years you know what I said.
I emailed back and suggested some points, all of which Rainer had already visited. I rearranged my diary a little bit and suggested we visit here.
Rainer got the train from Newcastle to York where I met him and showed him the railway equivalent of the Prime Meridian. Most of the station users walk past and never even notice it...
It is in theory only 15 minutes to the CP, but that must be at 3 in the morning, not 3 in the afternoon. It took us 15 minutes just to clear the traffic in the city centre.
Once clear of the city, rapid progress was made and soon we were in the countryside, apparently in the middle of nowhere. Parked up in the "usual" spot and I suggested that Rainer lead the way in "finding" the spot.
The crops are a lot bigger than the last visit in April and the entire field is now planted. This necessitated walking all around the edge, takes a bit longer, but it was a lovely warm day.
Document the visit, take the short cut out, through the old allotment and back to the car. I still have to get right down to Essex almost at the Thames so we head South, calling in on the way at 53N-01W.