2008-09-20 -19 146

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Sat 20 Sep 2008 in -19,146:
-19.5939233, 146.8365649

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Matty earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (-19, 146) graticule, here, on 2008-09-20.
2008-09-02 -19 146.jpg

I set out with my intrepid partner (read: 2 year-old daughter) at around 1520. We sang nursery rhymes in the car, until she eventually fell asleep.

After around half an hour of driving, we reached the approximate location. I drove 25m or so along a "track" beside the railway line, and got out of the car to take some photos.

Due to lack of GPS, sextant, or even compass, I relied on my Google maps satellite view printout. Noting that the hash-point lies on the intersection of an imaginary line between the road-railway intersection and the westernmost shed, and the continuation of the westernmost driveway on the other side of the road, I triangulated its position to within approximately 5m. For want of something more precise, I chose a fence-post conveniently placed in my approximation zone as the official location. (Welcome to North Queensland, where near enough means you're trying too hard.)

Photography ensued:

Matty with his map.
My intrepid assistant waiting in the car.
Dodgy panorama taken on the "spot". (Load in Google Earth)

Then we drove home. I had to overtake a five-segment road train on the way.

A large truck. Sorry no better view. (Read the yellow sign)