22-Sep-2015 -- This is visit number 9 in a sequence of 15 visits made while on a road trip with my son Michael.
The previous is 52N 5E.
We had an uneventful trip to 51N 4E, with Michael feeling better as time went on. Michael had got better but the weather had not. It had started to rain, and by the time we arrived near the CP around 13:00 it was raining quite
hard. But being hardened CP hunters we put on our rain gear and headed for the CP a few hundred metres away.
Our progress was stopped after a few metres when we came to a railway line - normally not a problem - but there was a barbed wire fence stopping our progress and no obvious way of getting on to the other side of the fence. So we returned to the car and drove to find a place to park on the other side of the railway track.
We had to drive some distance away from the CP before finding a way over the railway line and back along to near the CP, along a dirt track with
large pot-holes filled with water; quite a hazard since we could not see how deep the holes were.
Eventually we made it to a place on the dirt track we could park without blocking the traffic and which was the closest place to the CP from the road. We were about 400 metres from the CP and it didn't look good. There was a maize field and no obvious place along the side of the field to take us closer.
We put put on our CP hunting boots/shoes (i.e. ones that can get really muddy) and decided to take a look into the field, deciding after an initial recce that we could, by stooping low, walk between the maize plants close to the point. So we stooped low. When we got there there was not much to see; the crop was taller than us.
Nevertheless we took the obligatory photos and headed back between the plants arriving back at the car, soaked, a few minutes later. It was 13:35 and we headed off for Dunkirk to catch the ferry to Blighty for a couple of days with family.
The next is 50N 3E.