Dragged my husband out for a trip to Teignmouth today. The bribe, apart from spending time with me of course, was coffee by the sea. He's been quite poorly recently and I suspect his defences were down. He doesn't usually trig bag with me.
First off then was a surface block near Teignmouth Golf course. Roger found it first (grrr). They really aren't much to look at but as they are so much harder to find than trig pillars I get my kicks from the discovery.
Next was Teignmouth Lighthouse - an intersected point. It's only 6m high and has never had a keeper. "So how can it be called a Lighthouse then?" queried Rog, "if no-one has ever lived in it". Ah, trig hunting with a scientist. I knew I should have left him at home.
He quite liked the bike wheel arty things though.
We headed off to find a surface bolt, literally tripping over an EA Benchmark in the process.
These surface bolts really aren't things of beauty are they?
After coffee we headed to the Parson and Clerk. A very squelchy looking surface block.
But truly wonderful views across to the Exe Estuary.
And, Ken, this is for you.
We then had an abortive attempt to find a trig at Burrows Reservoir near Dawlish (gates locked) and an unsuccessful surface block hunt on a hill. Stunning views again mind you.
Rog is out all day tomorrow. Looks like I'm going to harrass teenagers if I want trig pillar hunt company.