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Sat 1 Jan 2011 in Cambridge:
52.2318223, 0.8856161

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[edit] Location

A muddy field near the A14 trunk road north of Woolpit, Suffolk, UK.

[edit] Participants

Sourcerer

Another geohash "lurker" visited this point at about 4am. Sourcerer is encouraging him to log the expedition here.

[edit] Expedition

Neil reached the vicinity at about 23:40 on new year's eve in 2010. He parked in a side road and set off walking. At first the field perimeter was grassy and only slightly damp. Later the perimeter was overgrown but he found tractor tracks. These were very soft and wet so with feet sinking to ankle depth in cold mud Neil struggled towards the hashpoint. There was a lot of evidence for partying. Intermittent fireworks could be seen shooting skywards. There were lots of candle-powered hot-air paper-balloons crossing the sky. Very pretty! The route, close to the A14 trunk road, might have been noisy but there was little traffic. At about 23:59, Neil made his final approach across the mud. He reached the hashpoint at exactly midnight, celebrated by a renewed burst of fireworks. He therefore claims the first 2011 UK geohash. Was anyone else mad enough to be out at this time?

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[edit] Achievements

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Sourcerer earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, 0) geohash on 2011-01-01 in the middle of the night.
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Sourcerer earned the New Year's Party Geohash
by reaching the geohash at the exact start of the new year. (52, 0) geohash on 2011-01-01.
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Sourcerer earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2010-12-31.

[edit] Other Geohashing Expeditions and Plans on This Day

Expeditions and Plans

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Newark, New Jersey Jevanyn An office complex just off I-95 in Bucks County, PA.
Bern, Switzerland Elisa, Crox Staldenried, Switzerland
Nantes, France ClementB In a field near the Canal de la Martinière. There is a risk that the field ...
Mannheim, Germany ilpadre In a field near the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim.
Cambridge, United Kingdom Sourcerer A muddy field near the A14 trunk road north of Woolpit, Suffolk, UK.
Helsinki, Finland PPP, sipander's daughter, brother, sipander In Lassila, a suburb of Helsinki, on a small hill between apartment buildin...


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