2009-09-30 52 -1

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Wed 30 Sep 2009 in 52,-1:
52.0357456, -1.4944536

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A field in Sibford Gower, near Banbury.



Leaving Herefordshire, it was clear I couldn't make the 52,-0 meetup in time, so I headed east towards Banbury for this hash. It was a gorgeous drive across the beautiful English countryside and I was now in no hurry. This is why I keep coming back to England. And was Jerusalem builded here?

I parked at a severe angle on the hill and found a public footpath toward the hashpoint. It led to a field containing two (2) friendly hash-horses. I needed the next field along. I walked the entire edge of the field and found no way through except for one corner, where there was a gap, but a temporarily erected electric fence blocked access. Figuring the farmer must just be ignoring my statutory right of way, I ducked under the fence and into the next field. Dodging large lumps of dried hash-poo, I reached the far corner and the hashpoint.

My camera was almost completely dead at this point so there are only a few photos. I was so hungry I almost ate rabbitfox, but fortunately I found some hashberries on the way back to the car.

Of possible interest to other geohashers, I discovered that if you park your hash-car at a cute angle, the tank will miraculously fill up with hash-fuel. It's magical hash-fuel though, and it only lasts around half an hour before evaporating.

My two day circular hash tour complete, I headed back to Surrey.

This geohash was part of davidc's European tour in Autumn 2009:


  1. 2009-09-27 50 -1 - Eastleigh, Hampshire.
  2. 2009-09-29 51 -0 - Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey (Failed: No Public Access)
  3. 1978-11-27 51 -0 on 2009-09-29 - my Origin Geohash in Bramley, Surrey.
  4. 2009-09-29 51 -1 - Ashmansworth. Speed racer!
  5. 2009-09-30 52 -2 - Herefordshire. Virgin graticule!
  6. 2009-09-30 52 -1 - Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire.
  7. 2009-10-01 51 -0 - Reigate, Surrey (Failed Ambassador)


  1. 2009-10-07 38 -9 - Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra



davidc earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (52, -2) and (52, -1) geohashes on 2009-09-30.
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davidc achieved level 3 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in 51,-1 and 3 of the surrounding graticules.