TQ3728 : Kissing Gate Near Little Oddynes, Sussex

taken 8 years ago, near to Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, Great Britain

Kissing Gate Near Little Oddynes, Sussex
Kissing Gate Near Little Oddynes, Sussex
Looking back towards the broken stile which I had just passed (visible beyond the top of the gate), and the kissing gate. The latter is supposed to be tackled with feet firmly on the ground. However, there was so little clearance that my only option was to climb over it; camera in hand! I then encountered the 'Slough of Despond'.

Pictured is just muddy ground, churned up by a herd of cows. In the opposite direction, within a few yards, the mud became very liquid, and up to the tops of my shoes. Gripping my camera tightly, I slipped, and slid through the mud, then looked up to see a tractor, carrying a hay bale, bearing down on me! I'm sure that the driver would have seen me, but I was grateful to exit, stage left, onto another, drier, footpath.

It was over 20 years since my previous trip along this path, and I don't remember conditions being anything like this!
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TQ3728, 57 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Sussex 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3711 2852 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.3811N 0:2.7423W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3714 2854
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Horsted Keynes  Little  Oddynes  Kissing Gate  Mud  Muddy Path 

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