08-Oct-2011 -- Well,as I promised in my report from my visit here just exactly seven days ago, here we are back again for the 14th time. Also as promised, we have brought along a new first time confluence visitor - my eldest daughter Rachel's boyfriend Carl.
So why here, why today? We haven't been on a family holiday since we went to Florida back in September 2006, which saw a repeat visit to 28N-82W. that was also the site of my very first visit way back in 2001, the first visit to have an accuracy figure.
since then a lot has happened, Dani moved out (then we moved back, but that's another story). In 2007 we went to Vancouver in February, New York in May (taking in 42N-74W, 41N-74W, 43N-77W, 43N-78W and 40N-75W) and Florida again in the September - seeing these visits clocked up - 30N-83W, 29N-82W and of course the old favourite 28N-82W then just 3 days later, back again!
In 2008 I went to Glasgow twice, once with Dani to see Bon Jovi (Gold Circle) and once with Rachel to see Chubby Brown.
2009 was the year of AC/DC - O2, NEC, Wembley, Hampden & New York.
2010 was AC/DC in Paris, Bon Jovi in London and just the two of us at Loch Leven in Scotland.
When it came to looking at a holiday for this year, we of coure thought about taking a cottage somewhere so we could take Oscar (the dog) with us. I suggested that perhaps Rachel & Carl might like to come along so we could get to know Carl a bit better. Then Dani said "hey, what about me?". So here we all are 08:15 on a cool and damp Saturday morning, parked up, getting kitted out to do the visit.
Nobody else had been here before (well, except for Oscar last year) so I kidded them on it was about a 40 minute walk, rather than the 10 minutes it really is.
Carl led the way with the GPS, down the ungraded road, round the corner, along the edge of the field, trying to keep Oscar from jumping down into the stream and we are there!
Click off the required photo's, add in the group shot and notice that Oscar thinks the CP is actually buried and he's determined to dig it up. Back to the car and off to the next one.