2010-10-24 43 -79

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Sun 24 Oct 2010 in 43,-79:
43.8226304, -79.0183318

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The geohast point was located in south Ajax along a park path near the fenceline of someone's backyard.

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Oddly enough, I'm working today, and work is close. The geohash looks like it could either be in someone's backyard, or near the fence in a park. Hopefully the latter.

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So, I took a few moments to print off a page concerning geohashing, just in case I had to go and ask to go in someone's backyard. I also wanted to see if there where any geocaches nearby (being in a park), but sadly, my company's browser is no longer supported by groundspeak. (I can't complain too much, as at least I have some Internet there.)

I hopped in 'Em,' my car, and made it to the park in short time. I made a note of the temperature: 9°C. I have a cold, the air is cold, it's near the lake and I'm wearing a spring jacket and a golf shirt instead of something reasonable, like a sweater and a fall coat. I become resolved to get the point as quick as I can.

As I'm walking the path with my GPS out, I get a strange look by an old lady taking a stroll. I'm practically invisible to the dog walkers. I get to a point in the path where the point is 10m off to the side. I look over at the fence 5m away and I heave a sigh. As I get halfway to the fence, I look down and notice the GPS says 5m all of a sudden. I have hope that I'll at least get within the accuracy of the GPS. Just as I get to the fence, the GPS jumps from 5m to 2m within an accuracy of 3m! I take my photos then look over the ground. The last 3m was little over 1m away.

That was enough excitement for one day. When I got home, I took a nap. My cold wouldn't let me stay up long enough to post my adventure.

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