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Breaking records

31 months ago
County Way, Trowbridge
Summer 2016 is almost over, and I got into a routine of regular Sunday trips covering as far as I could manage under the circumstances, the main one being the coast which has now been covered from the tip of Kent Photo to just short of Selsey Bill Photo . The bonus being some were guided by the known pre-Worboys signs Photo and then got as far as I could afterwards. My primary aim is extending the distance between the two furthest points on the map. Living in London...
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Walker Fold to Godley Hill

48 months ago
Photo This is one of several National Cycle Network Mileposts placed by Sustrans on the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway line section of the Trans Pennine Trial and National Cycle Route 62. This one is of "The Cockerel" design by Iain McColl. When I photographed it in 2014 Photo it hadn't been painted. I understand that pupils from a local school helped to choose the colours used. Photo A group of riders on the Trans Pennine Trail just west of Green Lane....
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The new season

70 months ago
Pre-Worboys sign, Bocking Church Street
This year I set myself three simple goals for the photography season (April-September while the clocks are forward), to beat the distance between two squares, ideally enough to potentially beat two myriads horizontally or vertically (nowhere like diagonally which adds 50 miles), from 122.8 miles to beyond 125, which I did shortly after, adding one just short of 130 in Ashford. South of London is now completed unless I do the old run using Waterloo Bridge when it was still free to cross during...
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The new season 2013

71 months ago
Bar Lane at the junction of the A24
The new season officially kicked off two weeks ago, with the clocks going forward, allowing my freedom to go wherever I wanted given the opportunity before it got dark. The first was a shortish run to the Sussex border as there was a gap without any red squares it was easy to fill in, and a week later finally got to Cuckfield to get this wonderful pair of signs only found because of Dave Spicer. Photo I have a list of trips for 2013 now, that was the first, mainly as old signs are...
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Making the best of it

75 months ago
2011 and 12 began my quest for distant squares, after spending the previous few years simply taking everything I knew well and then loading them in here. But if you're not an early riser taking photos (while stopping every half a mile for the next red square) 50 miles and beyond from home would mean it inevitably got dark long before I could do anything even with the new camera. But my other targets are pre-Worboys road signs, which can be taken with a flash, and with the camera able to take...
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Close season

76 months ago
Furze Field at the junction of Princes Drive, Oxshott
Having completed my last long trip to the compass points to Battle, finishing the compass a few weeks before the clocks went back, it was back to local duties until around April when it gets dark around 6pm again. Photo Luckily pre-Worboys signs continued to turn up, and with the advent of a new camera, not because I particularly wanted one but because the other was corrupting my cards at random times (possibly after I'd dropped it) and upgraded to a serious bridge camera which...
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The spring is here

83 months ago
Idsworth Down
Now the figures are in I see people do actually read my blogs here, so will keep going. The clocks going forward have now given me back my freedom, the dark months saw me consolidate areas with green patches, and am now about 10 short of my first full hectad when I get round to doing the rest of it. Having spent a year previously on Geograph-specific trips am now running out of many under 50 miles, so the stakes are rising as each new target is further away than the previous one. But I have...
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Beating the clock

85 months ago
Brook Road, Buckhurst Hill
Having spent my first year doing specific Geograph trips, the almost sudden switch to getting dark at 4pm originally worked to put the mockers on my plans for some while, as I'd spent six years already with the digital camera covering local views and other trips made generally, and was round to the long hauls (relatively anyway) for me and there is no way I can get 50 miles and then record half the return journey by 4pm. But I kept going by filling in green patches till January or so, and had...
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Deepest Surrey

86 months ago
A trip from the A25 in Betchworth to Rusper, and return to Dorking. I try and return on a different route to double the map coverage. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link . After a while you get to know the good roads, and once checked the personal map see the furthest I can get before it gets dark or I run out of steam. The A25 is a backbone along the North Downs, and alongside the M25 serve to allow...
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