2009-10-04 51 -1

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Sun 4 Oct 2009 in 51,-1:
51.0306115, -1.0173778

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[edit] Location

The Middle Of Nowhere, East Meon

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Sermoa wanted to go, but the bus journey didn't work out and the train was going to take 5 hours to get 7 miles (i so need a scooter!) but JonRead has been, and at 16:07 i saw this on twitter:

JonRead has made it to the geohash!

I had look on the twitpic - it shows Jon at 51.03073, -1.01732 accurate to 4m so i say that is Coordinates reached! :) Hooray for the Swindon graticule! Even if i couldn't go, i'm very glad that somebody could!

[edit] Expedition

JonRead: After a big public transport failure for meeting up with Sermoa, I nearly ran out of time to make it to this location. Fortunately, it turned out that my route to an appointment that evening happened to pass within a few hundred metres of it - so why not stop off on the way?

Waypoint in TomTom got me close, then the Android app got me closer. The point wasn't quite where it appeared to be in Google maps, and was behind a very thick hedge with no visible access. Due to being time-limited, I had to stop there - but was within a few metres by my estimate.

Point reached (and tweeted!), I headed off for a great photographer's barbeque for a fantastic and satisfying evening! :-)

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