2008-09-20 -19 146
|Matty earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
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.)
Then we drove home. I had to overtake a five-segment road train on the way.