Thursday, 5 July 2007

Foiled Again!

What is it with me? A qualified, competent surveyor and I can't find a trig pillar? The one the to elude me today was Buckland Hill. Looks like a piece of cake from the map and the 1:50K I was using also had a power line on it which I was using (or not as the case may be as it's no longer there). I hunted pretty high and low for this blasted trig pillar including quite a few stints in high bracken. I'm 5' 5" and the bracken was over my head! A machete would have been more use than a GPS receiver in this instance. No-one said being tall and a dab hand with bracken clearing was a prerequisite for trig pillar hunting.

Nice views though, give or take the low cloud.

1 comment:

Ken said...

What can I tell you Ruth- find the hedge bank, find the trig. Actually, I've managed to end up on the wrong mountain before now, when navigating in bad weather!

KJ