2010-11-07 59 17

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Sun 7 Nov 2010 in 59,17:
59.7609772, 17.5510646

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[edit] Location

Dalby outside Uppsala


[edit] Participants

  • Vswe - my first time, please join me :)




[edit] Expedition

After putting on my XKCD t-shirt and a jacket I took my bag and my bicycle and biked the 20km to the geohash. I didn't have a map nor a GPS but I had been very close to the geohash before and I had looked at the location of the geohash at Google maps so when I came close it wouldn't be a problem.

But I didn't find the correct road to get to the geohash, I wasn't far away and I knew exactly where I were. But I still couldn't find the road. There were many roads but they all seemed to stop at a house, my road should've continued after a house to the geohash. So I took another road which I knew was the wrong one and parked my bike at the end of it. I should have continued on it but it was very difficult to bike on the field I was passing so therefore no bike achievement for me this time :).

After passing a field I could've continued on the next one in the same direction but I wasn't sure where I were going and I decided to make a right turn instead onto another field. I was very close to turn back to the old field and take the other way but then I saw three deer further away on the field I was standing on. I took a photo of them and then tried to get closer to get a better photo. Of course they ran away, but when I followed them I passed some trees on the field and suddenly I saw something I recognized.

This time it wasn't from above but it was surely the same area as I had seen earlier in Google maps. Thank you deer(wonder if this counts as "Beast of burden geohash achievement" :P). I went to the place where the geohash would be. I used my compass and some notes I had made earlier to take me to the geohash.

Not a perfect proof but if I wanted to make a fake proof why would I go 40km back and forth by bike to make it? :D I put out the tablecloth and ate some cookies and chocolate I brought from home but it was very cold compared to my clothing(around 0 degrees Celsius (no proof for the "Frozen Geohash" though)) so the picnic wasn't long. I juggled a bit to become warmer but it didn't helped much. To prove my circus tricks I juggled with two balls in one hand while managing the camera in the other. It wasn't easy.

After this I packed my stuff and started to make my way back. This time I though I take the planned route back since I knew where the road was. But after awhile I saw a sign that warned me of a bull. I got a bit scared because I didn't knew where he was. I quickly (after taking a picture of course) turned around and headed back the way I had come. After a few minutes walk I was back at my bike and rode it home.


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[edit] Achievements

Circusgeohash.GIF
Vswe earned the Circus Geohash Achievement
by juggling at the (59, 17) geohash on 2010-11-07.
Compass.jpg
Vswe earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (59, 17) geohash on 2010-11-07.
Picnic.png
Vswe earned the Picnic achievement
by eating cookies & chocolate at the (59, 17) geohash on 2010-11-07.
Landgeohash.png
Vswe earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (59, 17) geohash on 2010-11-07.