2010-09-04 53 0

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Sat 4 Sep 2010 in Skegness:
53.0448326, 0.0126721

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[edit] Location

In a harvested wheat field just north of the village of Sibsey. The nearest town was Boston (Lincolnshire, UK).

[edit] Participants

Sourcerer

[edit] Expedition

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 within walking distance of each other. In the end he didn't walk because the siren call of a Bateman's pub was too strong. This involved a small detour by car. After that he needed petrol. For this hash point he only walked about 450 metres. Neil believes he was the first to visit a geohash in the Skegness graticule.

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Sourcerer earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (53, 0) graticule, here, on 2010-09-04.

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[edit] More Proof

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="53.044836418703198" lon="0.012712329626083">
  <ele>0.137451171875</ele>
  <time>2010-09-04T12:06:02Z</time>
</trkpt>

[edit] Other geohashing expeditions on the same day

Expeditions and Plans

2010-09-04
McMinnville, Oregon Jim Off a highway near Salem down a steep embankment.
Schweinfurt, Germany Danatar in a harvested corn field near Burghausen, a part of Wasserlosen. Country:...
Kielce, Poland Felinator In the middle of river Wisła (Vistula) in Kraków, near power plant Łęg.
Northampton, United Kingdom Sourcerer In a residential street in Royston.
Cambridge, United Kingdom Sourcerer In a sugar beet field east of Royston.
Utrecht, Netherlands Freeze XJ, CO2 In between Montfoort en IJsselstein, in a piece of farmland, probably priva...
Hull, United Kingdom Sourcerer In a sweet corn field just north west of the village of Sibsey. The nearest...
Skegness, United Kingdom Sourcerer In a harvested wheat field just north of the village of Sibsey. The nearest...


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