2010-04-25 50 17

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Sun 25 Apr 2010 in 50,17:
50.9440030, 17.0453958

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[edit] Location

On a field between Bogunów and Polakowice, 10km south of Wrocław.

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[edit] Expedition

On a beautiful sunny Sunday ("sunny Sunday", hehe) I left home in early afternoon with everything I needed to make it yet another successful geohashing attempt: my bike, my camera and my GPS. It only turned out later that two of those three things failed (only partially though).

Initially I planned on following the banks of Ślęza river from my home to Bogunów but after few km there were no more tracks to follow. I resorted to using normal roads and just then found that my cyclocomputer (or whatever English speakers call it, I just found the name on wikipedia) had gone broke, probably batteries were down. So, I would have no idea how far from home I am ;). Nevertheless I kept going, passed a few villages (Ślęza, Karwiany, Suchy Dwór, Żórawina, Żerniki Wielkie), riding mostly on paved roads. In Bogunów I turned on my GPS to check where exactly I should turn from the road to find the hashpoint and noticed that its batteries were getting low as well. I turned it off and hurried up through fields, having my butt bumped heavily on a field way. Past the railway, around the forest and it should be somewhere here. I took my GPS out again and followed its directions. When I was almost on the spot I switched the display to show me current coordinates and *puff*.

It was dead. Thus I don't have a proof of reaching coordinates. I even cannot be 100% sure that I reached them, however the green arrow was just over the checkered flag when I attempted to read out actual coordinates, so I'm pretty sure I made it. I just hope the panorama I took will suffice as a proof. I think that's enough for Coordinates reached, but I'm not gonna claim any achievements until somebody confirms it.

I then continued through fields to Polakowice and then straight north to Wrocław, back home.

[edit] Achievements

Ok, somebody did confirm that I'm elligible to do this, so here are my achievements :D

Distance cycled is a rough estimate taken from Google Earth.

charfa earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 45km to the (50, 17) geohash on 2010-04-25.
charfa earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (50, 17) graticule, here, on 2010-04-25.

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