My 13 year long Geograph mission was completed on the 24th of June 2019. It had stages, the first was compass records, going almost as far east as it's possible in Southwold , the south coast in various places , north to Harrogate and west/southwest to Exeter . Exeter also completed the longest reasonable distance between two points, as living in a corner of the map in London can't equally travel north and south to get long spreads but east to west is all that's possible, with east being fixed as stated already.
The next step was to get as many myriads as I could get without staying overnight, which I can't be bothered to do any more. Also most of my friends and family who used to share the driving to Lancashire which was the first destination, due to relatives living there, are no longer around and had to ask around online when I went to Harrogate last year. I picked up SN in Rhayader and TA in Caistor and now the only two I can do the day trip to without wearing myself out and spending most of the day stuck in a train are SS and SD which I may venture to next year if I feel like it.
That means there are no more long distance journeys left on my list. I am now working through every pre-Worboys sign in the southern half of England, and started them since July with a few coming up next. It has included Walberswick which rained solidly as soon as I got into Hertfordshire, where I had been right next to before I knew it had any (two, one turned up after I got there), and Weston by Welland where although I checked in advance going for the first direction sign found there was indeed one the other side of the same junction, so I returned there and skirted the edge of Leicestershire to make the most of the new territory. I also spent most of an afternoon in Bristol where there were seven pre-Worboys signs, one was impossible as the city centre was coned off for road works but got the rest with little trouble, knowing every time I got lost I was picking up more squares.
Otherwise I look for new squares wherever I feel like visiting, and try and take decent pictures locally in between. I can never run out of material so as long as I can leave the house I will continue taking photos. My next long visit is planned to France which will appear here as far as the tunnel.
- Thu, 1 Aug 2019 at 00:20
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