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Another thing that makes this year unusual is that it's been much easier than normal to ensure my clothes dry overnight. On previous trips, I've needed every towel I could find but on almost every night this year, I've left whole towels untouched. A lot of the rooms have had fans, which help the drying process. Also, I seem to have been wearing a lot less this year than in the past. I've only worn trousers on the bike on one of the 37 days so far. I seem to recall wearing them most days on previous trips, which is strange as most of my holidays have been in warmer climates than this.
I'm going to leave you tonight with a little puzzle relating to one of the 17 remaining grounds. I only mention it because it's something that occurred to me a few months ago and I was surprised I had never noticed it before:
Since Ironbridge, Silverbridge, Ingoldmells and Upleadon are all technically villages rather than towns, the only chemical element which appears within the name of a UK town or city is tin. It's there in Nottingham, Hastings and quite a few others. My question is what about the other way round? Which is, as far as I can tell, the only UK town or city whose name appears within the name of a chemical element? I'll try to remember to make the answer obvious when I get there.
Click here for the answer.
UTC Time: 20:45, Sunday 13 September 2015
Local Time: 21:45, Sunday 13 September 2015
Estimate of longitude: 1° 51' 15.34" W = -1.854260°
Estimate of latitude: 51° 38' 37.03" N = 51.643620°
Possible error on position estimate: 100 metres