2015-06-29 52 0
2) On the mud flats north of Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk, UK.
Leave home at 17:00. Park at about 18:50. Walk for 2:15 to the hashpoint arriving at about 21:00. Walk back another 2:15. Drive for 30 minutes and walk to 2015-06-30 52 0.
I'll start walking about one hour after high tide and will follow the water line as the tide recedes. I might be delayed if the creek wades are still too deep. On my return, the tide should be low, giving a wide safety margin. The moon is nearly full and the weather likely to be clear and mild so there should be good light. Even so, this expedition is riskier than most being over two hours walk from dry land, partly at night and on tidal sands and mud. I made a similar expedition in full daylight on 2011-06-26 52 0.
The creek was too deep to wade so I waited for an hour and ate some sandwiches. Then it was geoflash time, wading the creek, chest deep carrying a bag of clothes and tech toys above my head like in the jungle movies but without the leeches. The hashpoint was easily reached although the walk was long. I fell down a hidden rabbit hole which swallowed most of one leg. I was not injured. The hashpoint was unexpectedly dry. There had been no unusually high tides and little rain.
I love the marshes, dunes and woods near Wells Next the Sea. It was like a private beach. I saw only two people excluding the 100 metres near the car park. They were illegally camping. I don't mind that sort of law breaking. They, like me, were doing no one any harm.
At the furthest point from civilization, I found a message carved huge, into the wet tidal sand. "Sandro <heart shape> <cock and balls shape>". Perhaps "civilisation" was closer than I thought.
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|London East, United Kingdom||Sourcerer||1) Very close to a public footpath, Nayland, Suffolk, UK.|
|Kassel, Germany||GeorgDerReisende||The hash lies in the main street of Alfeld-Hörsum.|
|Cambridge, United Kingdom||Sourcerer||2) On the mud flats north of Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk, UK.|
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