2010-09-04 52 0
4) In a sugar beet field east of Royston, Hertfordshire, UK.
Sourcerer (Neil) spotted that the hash point was only 850 metres east of the Greenwich Meridian and there was another hashpoint 850 metres west. This was the ideal opportunity to collect two easy hashes close to each other. The hash was reached from a layby on the main A505 road. To reach the hash, there was a short walk along the Icknield way and then onto a farm track. A bit of tip toeing in the sugar beet was needed. The plants were still small enough to do this without damage. This was point 4 of a quad hash. The Google Earth image shows wheat growing in an earlier year.
A few days later, Neil noticed that he could have made the quad-hash a five by visiting (52 1). This would not have added much extra mileage to the outing. Rats! Lack of experience! Equatorial people have a disadvantage here because their graticules are wider.
I have a gdb file from my Garmin GPS receiver. I used GPSBabel to convert it to GPX/XML format. Here is the trackpoint for the geohash. The time-stamp is in GMT.
<trkpt lat="52.044831700623035" lon="0.012634210288525"> <ele>64.0650634765625</ele> <time>2010-09-04T16:38:01Z</time> </trkpt>
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