Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:16 PM
Like you, I'm confident that we are in the right area ... will be going back later in the year and plan to take a little more care with satnav readings and photo dates / times etc so I document exact locations next time (assuming MartinG hasn't cracked it by then – he is there now and I know he has spent time on KT during his trip).
If we are in the right location, then there would have been a trench running right up the meadow shown in #136. I did try to persuade myself I could still see the outline of this when looking along at ground level, but the photos I took don't show this and I may have been trying to persuade myself of something that isn't there.
#135 is quite wide, but it does seem to match the contours on the maps / sketches. Possibly the Hargrave sketch was a little 'artistic', but there may also have been smaller tracks off the main route which gave this perspective. For example, assuming in #135 you moved to the right to get the tree on the skyline, you could just about accept that the shrubs would be close on either side of the tree. There is a small 'gully' onto the main meadow which runs past the tree that could also give this sort of perspective.
'The person' in #137 is Commander vbeach (Lyn) modelling the autumn 2011 Officer's Uniform! She is standing in the Dublin Street trench pretty much at a point below pin B in #134. As you exit the meadow into The Grave Yard, there is a small gap in the shrubs (you can see this in #134 left of the 'G' in Grave) and in post #144 which was taken at 40°19'46.33"N,26°15'58.26"E. She walked through this gap, turned left and dropped (not literally!) into the trench around pin B. She is facing S:E i.e. looking across The Grave Yard. #138 is taken in the section of Dublin Street approximately above the 'e' in Grave, looking towards pin B (i.e N:W).
Post #145 shows The Grave Yard looking N:E across to where Lyn was standing marked by X. KT Ridge in the background.
I must be really slow, but I actually hadn't noticed all the detail in the sketch in Michael's #39 until now. Is the icon to the left of the 'Grave Yard' text and below the trench supposed to represent the 'Lone Tree'?
If so, missed it entirely until now and it does place the tree around point C in #134. If the sketch in #39 is to be believed, the tree would be to the right of the trench, i.e. towards the southern side of LTG, where it gets even wider (which questions the Hargrave sketch again). However, move it further S:W 100 yds or so and it narrows down somewhat. The photo of the tree in #135 and #129 is taken from 40°19'44.68"N, 26°15'50.13"E.
There are several features around this area that could be watercourses, such as the one in post #146.
In post #139, my belief was that I was standing on or around the word 'DUMP' in Martin's post #126, looking in a general N:W direction (i.e. looking over the pink asterisk, along the dotted line towards the rounded end of the contour line). However, I can't guarantee this – but certainly in that area. From memory and satnav waypoints, the photo was taken from 40°19'45.96"N, 26°15'46.63"E looking N:E?
The first picture in post #146 is taken from 40°19'52.92"N, 26°16'4.20" looking Eastwards over the frontline (i.e. from along one of the paths you can see above Marble Arch in #134).
Finally, post #147 is a satnav track of the walk we did around this area when the preceding photos were taken.