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Retired but reasonably fit marine scientist
My challenge
One hour fast walk every day

Day 21:

For my winter solstice walk I went along another of the tributaries of the Great Ouse: the River Nar. I seriously misjudged the weather. We had a lot of rain overnight and into the morning but I thought I saw a window of opportunity with a clearance approaching. Unfortunately the clearance only lasted for about five minutes into the walk until the rain returned accompanied by strong winds. I lasted the full hour but was pretty bedraggled by the time I got back to base. Enough whinging! The photo shows the remains of a nineteenth century bone mill on the Nar. Diggings around the site shown conclusively that not just livestock bones were ground up. Traces of whale bones from the Kings Lynn whaling fleet and also human remains have been found.