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Beating the clock

78 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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Following the 102 bus

78 months ago
Sainsburys on Hall Lane, Chingford
The 102 bus used to pass the bottom of my road in Finchley heading to Chingford Mount (now cut to Edmonton), but had never actually been there, and only to Chingford once in memory, so to celebrate the opening of the new dual carriageway section on the North Circular Road just beforehand headed east to Chingford and beyond until it got dark. Being near the shortest day this was around 4pm otherwise I would have got a bit further. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page...
geo-trip drive chingford highams park buckhurst hill essex

North to Bedfordshire

78 months ago
Clay Hall Road, Kensworth
I was alerted to a pre-Worboys direction sign in Markyate (I collect photos of them) and somewhere I'd never been before as off the beaten track. Once collected I carried on west into the countryside and got some nice views of the Chiltern Hills on the Bedfordshire borders before heading back home to North London. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link .
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Deepest Surrey

78 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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Beddington to West Wickham and back via Beckenham

78 months ago
A trip through some of my favourite parts of South London, from the modern urban centre of Croydon to the leafy backwaters of West Wickham and Eden Park. It was a Sunday (deliberate) and besides a few roadworks had an absolutely free run in both directions from my weekend base in Richmond. I had made the same trip in 2009 to get an old road sign but only took a few other photos en route as was in a hurry that day. I have retraced the route to fill the whole trip in from start to finish. You...
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