2009-01-26 52 -0

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Mon 26 Jan 2009 in Northampton:
52.5419127, -0.2552425

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Benjw's shiny new GPS arrived at the weekend and he has been itching to try it out. An after-work geohashing expedition on Monday afternoon seemed the ideal opportunity.
This expedition was part of a multihash by Benjw. For the other parts, see:  
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The expedition[edit]

I'd already been to the hashpoint in the Cambridge graticule this afternoon, but due to the prime meridian there was another one on offer only about 20 miles away near Peterborough. I had a quick stop in the village of Christchurch to try to find a couple of geocaches (one found, one not) but then the sun was starting to think about setting, so I made my way west as swiftly as possible.

The hashpoint was near a large shopping mall, so I made use of their carpark and their facilities, then walked through the underpass under the A1260. I was quite close to an office building, but the hashpoint itself was on some waste ground next door. With all the new shops and offices nearby I was surprised that it hadn't been built on yet. There was a small ditch, but it wasn't big enough to be intended to keep people out, just to drain water, so I was easily able to find the hashpoint about ten metres away from the office carpark. I again tried to photograph the GPS but none of the numbers came out. Everything else was very un-picturesque so I just snapped a couple of shots in either direction from the edge of the waste ground and headed back to the car.

Another small detour on the way back led to finding a small geocache in the shopping centre carpark -- GCX29F -- but I forgot to photograph it as proof so you'll just have to believe me.

By then it was almost 5pm so I set off for home before the rush hour started.

Shiny ribbons earned[edit]

Benjw earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, -0) geohash on 2009-01-26.
2009-01-26 52 -0 wasteland.jpg
Benjw earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 2 hash points on 2009-01-26. It's a Double Hash.
Benjw earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GCX29F 500m from the (52, -0) geohash on 2009-01-26.

Photographic documentation[edit]