My mistake – GMT 24

By: snowgood

Jun 19 2020

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As I mentioned in my last post my 24th stage of the Greenwich Meridian Trail was drawing to a close.

I decided to fork left when I saw this bridge over the North Level Main Drain.

At first I made good progress and avoided any confrontation with Red Tractor man.

Twenty minutes later I stood 20 ft short of the road I needed.  So close, but so far.

Roz was tracking me on my phone and sent a message “You’re going back in the wrong direction”.

On awkward terrain and at further risk of falling into a smaller drainage I walked south in the hope of a bridge onto the country road which was so tantalisingly close.

I skirted what looked like a hybrid chicken/sheep farm which was monitored by security cameras.

I was so thankful that nobody jumped out to tell me to retrace my steps.

My guess is I lost 45 minutes trying to “go my own way”.

My pace slackened as I sought the odd bits of shade before arriving in Suttton St.Edmund.

On the village outskirts I spotted my second Hare of the day.

This one sported a ruddy brown coat catching the sunshine (at the end of the official route I’d missed).

Ironically if I had stayed on the “wrong route” I’d have been able to fork left on the correct path!

Birds seen 13/06/20

Blackbird

Black Headed Gull

Blue Tit

Buzzard

Canada Geese

Collared Doves

Coot

Cormorant

Crow

Cuckoo

Goldfinch

Great Black Back Gull

Great crested Grebe

GreatTit

Greenfinch

Green Woodpecker

Greylag Geese

Heron

Herring Gull

House Martin

House Sparrow

Jackdaw

Kestrel

Linnet

Little Grebe

Magpie

Mallard

Moorhen

Mute Swan

Pheasant

Pied Wagtail

Pochard

Red Kite

Reed Bunting

Ring Neck Parakeet

Robin

Rook

Skylark

Song Thrush

Starling

Swallow

Swift

Tufted Duck

Whitethroat

Wood Pigeon

Yellowhammer

 

 

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