2010-01-24 -36 174

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Sun 24 Jan 2010 in -36,174:
-36.8191506, 174.5349633

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[edit] Location

A paddock in the middle of whop whops, near a small town named Taupaki, West Auckland.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Procured a GPS, a set of wheels and a camera plus screen shots of the hash and proceeded the approx 14 kms to the hashpoint.

[edit] Expedition

After a nice lunch of sushi, we ambled along the scenic country roads of West Auckland, encouraged along by the occasional beeps from the newly acquired GPS. After the navigator started calling out the left/rights before we hit the intersections we managed to locate 'Peters Lane' and were confronted by a big bold 'Private Property - No entry' sign. After pausing to consider our options we decided that if confronted by some angry cockie one of us would explain the gist of the game (I'm sure he would have accepted this.) while the other fled for their life. Fortunately we were only confronted by a strange dutch grandma with small child and dog in tow. A brief education of the game, where the GPS co-ordinate was and what paddock we need to access was discussed. Gratefully, we are expert negotiators and managed to gain entry. Strange though, she did ask if there would be others, to which we both reply 'strongly doubt it!'

So after checking for the standard bulls, barbwire, electric fences and cow pies we then bolted the fence and spent the next ten minutes walking around in a haphazard manner trying to skillfully align every last digit on our stolen (Did I say stolen? I meant borrowed.) GPS. Finally the digits locked in and the collation of documentation commenced.

Then we high tailed it before the cockie showed up.

Oh this is Greenslime's virgin hash and we also noted it has been a long time since anyone in the Auckland graticule has reached a hash point. You can swim can't you?

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[edit] Hash Awards

Landgeohash.png
Greenslime earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (-36, 174) geohash on 2010-01-24.
2010 01 24 -36 174 view from the hashs.jpg
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Greenslime earned the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by meeting the challenge by Hessophanes, Hiro, JUB and relet to geohash in New Zealand going to the (-36, 174) geohash on 2010-01-24.
2010 01 24 -36 174 view from the hashs.jpg