Apogee

By: snowgood

Dec 10 2016

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Category: adventure, Cycling, South Downs Way

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Camera:iPhone 6s

I’m told that when you hear a new word the only way to add it to your vocabulary is to start using it.

It could be that my education was lacking, but then again perhaps I didn’t pay much attention when I was at school.

In this picture my bike is next to “Toby’s Stone”, which is over 731 feet above sea level.

The summit of Bignor Hill is just a few yards further on. I know that “Zenith” means “high point”, but in Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book on Jersualem he kept referring to “Apogee”.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word’s meaning as;

The highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination.

In truth “Toby’s Stone is 6ft short of the apogee.

The stone is a memorial to a gent involved in the local “hunt”, and it was designed to help horsemen re-mount their steeds.

 

 

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