Saturday, April 02, 2016

Weekend Walkies IV (map trial)


 Quick! To the Aerodrome!

 Well, I say "quick" - it took me an hour to walk there, which isn't too bad considering it's about four miles away.
 Anyway, the purpose of this walk was threefold: 
 1) To make the most of a splendidly warm, sunny Spring day
 2) To see how long it would take to walk to Northrepps Aerodrome - somewhere I've been meaning to walk to (rather than take Broom) for ages
 3) To try out a map & photos combo that I've concocted. Following on from the previous post, I've come up with an alphanumeric system of linking my photos to a map of the walk.

 

 I started from up there near The Warren (I'm not telling you exactly where as then you'll know where I live!), and made my way south to Northrepps. My stopping points to take the photos are listed A-J, while the photos themselves are listed 1-15. As you can see on the map above, and the photos below, I've combined the two values so you can see where I was when I took the photo and what the photo is of.    

A1 - Northrepps church from just past the Pit Road and Rectory Road junctions heading towards Southrepps

B2 - Thorn Hill Plantation with the railway line running between Roughton Road and Gunton

B3 - Bear's Covert and Woodland House in the background, with Northrepps Church again on the right

B4 - The Rectory with Frogshall and the Furyhill Plantation behind it

C5 - Railway line heading towards Cromer, although the next stop is Roughton Road

D6 - The trees in the middle distance are the Copt Hall and Nursery Plantations

D7 - The Upper Plantation

E8 - The Nursery Plantation in the distance

F9 - Northrepps Aerodrome - aka Northrepps International Airport!

G10 - I don't think those contrails were made by anything that took off or landed here (with the possible exception of Concorde...)

H11 - Sadly, the highlife isn't for everyone

I12 & I13 - To Roughton Road (top & bottom left), To Gunton (top & bottom right)

J14 - Suffield House with Northrepps church in the background

J15 - Bear's Covert and Woodland House in the far distance



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 So. What do you think? Does it work?

20 comments:

  1. I may have to do something similar on my walks.The thing is, I'm trying to keep up my pace so stopping isn't going to work!Perhaps I could do one day at a brisk clip and the next day at a shambling limp? Anyway, i love your walkies!

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    1. Sounds like a plan, Dinahmow! All those things that you thought might be interesting as you zoomed by on the first walk can be indulged in on the second lollygagger walk.
      Besides, isn't it better to alternate strenuous and understated exercise?

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  2. Nice mapping system!

    I can't do "quick" or "brisk" anymore. So the map will come in handy for catching up with you and Dinah!

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    1. Thanks, LẌ. We'll work out some stopping points and maybe even have a safe word - although, it certainly won't be the same as the one offered over at The Very Mistress MJ's!

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  3. It works for me. Especially as a sigil has very clearly appeared on the map!
    Darling, we all know where you live, and the only reason I don't pop in for tea is the certainty I would be forced to see the country. I wonder whether the classic approach of drawing a shape on map would work in the country...
    The only thing is, if you're adopting psychogeographic techniques shouldn't you call it a drift? - Walkies sounds like one of those strange dog fetish things.

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    1. And that unintended sigil has given me an idea...

      Yes, you certainly would be forced out into the countryside if you came to visit. And the fact that there's nothing else but countryside around here is neither here nor there! Plus, I know if I was ever to drop by yours, I'd end up on a very concretey tour, so tit-for-tat and all that.
      Ooh! I like Drift far more than Walkies. That's it, all future ambling around the countryside posts are going to be headed drifts. I'll save walkies until I get a dog.

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    2. Darling, if you ever were to drop by Hound Towers I will make a point of putting you on a bus to chat with the hobbits at Moseley bog!
      Actually I've only just thought that derive (with an accent and pronounced in an exaggeratedly French way) is the authentic term for the drift!
      Should I ever be invited to Castlette Device I shall bring a piece of one of John Madin's demolished buildings to ground myself.

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    3. A bus?! Hobbits?!? Moseley Bog?!?!?!?! Dear gods...

      ::reaches for the smelling salts and drifts (see what I did there?) off::

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    4. Actually it's the number 50 bus which terminates in Druids Heath, which admittedly sounds better than it is.
      You mean you don't like men with hairy toes offering you a fill of shag?

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  4. Great fotos & awesome map! These are postcard & poster quality captures! B4 (the pic, not Data's brother) looks stunning with woods bordering the fields, with Frogshall & Furyhill in the background. It's a lot of fun following your trail, matching the pics to the sights & locations, & even spotting some neat places & spaces on the map, like Triangular Ring (triangles aren't rings!), The Pipe (is there a pipe there?), & The Poultry Farm below them, on the other side of Norwich Road A149--Turkey farm? Chickens? Ducks? If I were a fox, that'd be the place for me!

    My first thought upon reading this post was 'Wow! Four miles in one hour is pretty fast!' I stroll 3 miles an hour, probably because I do a lot of stops & see this & that. Or you have really long strides.

    My second thought upon further reading: He started from The Warren!?! IDV is a bunny from Watership Down! The proof is in the fotos of the countryside, farms, woods, hills, & rails! No wonder he gets so swiftly to all these far places!

    The Aerodome looks cool with that chopper & those neat single engine planes, almost looking like live objects from Disney's Planes! I'm not sure if those two white triangular shapes near the fence are hang gliders or shelters in the far right side of G10, the last aerodome foto. Poor bird, but circle of life. Hope it's not a friend of Beaky's.

    The fotos offer several lovely spots to stop & have a picnic or snack. And thanks to the link you shared in the comments of the previous post, I'd likely have a snack of Norfolk Gingers(cookies named after local redheads I assume), Fair Buttons, Treacle Tarts, or Nelson slices. I'd definitely have some local venison with a slice of Binham Blue or Warham cheese, with some local mustard, of course. And after a long walk in the countryside, I'd make my way to the beach to dip my toes in the water & sands, & fight off those ravenous mermaids for some delicious Cromer Crabs, Samphire, mussels, & cockles. And to make peace with the mermaids, I'd offer to share some local beer & whiskey. It's always a good idea to make friends with the locals.

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    1. Norfolk's a bit funny - triangles can be rings, too. And witchcraft isn't even involved!
      Those white triangles (or rings, even!) are indeed hang-gliders (or micro-lights). They're almost as fast as me walking - long strides with long legs!

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  5. God I feel stupid. It's like Mr Lax's strange coded language all over again.
    And Mr Swings talks really, really fast.
    I'll just look at the pretty pictures. And Aidan.
    Sx

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    1. Not to worry, Ms Scarlet, it's all over with now!

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  6. Mr Beastie would say something rude about girls and maps...
    Sx

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    1. Mr Beastie is - in his own words - a lazy baggage!

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  7. I'm glad it works for you. It looks like you had a fine old time.

    I'm still trying to wade through Orienteering 101. The problem is I keep getting lost in my driveway. I get lost with Google Map voicing directions.

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    1. Oh, dear. It sounds like Dave or your Boy need to affix an "if found, please return to - " sign on you. Just in case...

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  8. Have you seen the new Super-Broom? https://www.facebook.com/#

    If the link doesn't work email me diane.patmore(at) gmail.com

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  9. This one works.Scroll to the helo-drone. Don't tell broom!
    https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/#

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    1. I had a quick look while Broom was dusting off the spider-webs - very swish! Good job Northrepps Aerodrome is close by!

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