2011-07-13 -36 174

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Wed 13 Jul 2011 in -36,174:
-36.7481992, 174.4984094

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[edit] Location

Hash seems to fall in a block of bush next to Taylor Rd out in Riverhead.

Kind of unusual for such an area of native bush to be in the middle of farmland so under closer examination from Google it appears to be called the Colin Kerr-Taylor Memorial Reserve of some type with tracks even! Sounds worth investigating.

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[edit] Plans

Plans are simple: cruise up the road armed with GPS and camera. Stroll along the tracks until I get close to the hash point then beeline through the bush until I find it. So simple, what could go wrong..

[edit] Expedition

So found a few moments in the afternoon to shoot up there. Pity Greenslime couldn't join me.

After driving past the entrance a couple of times I eventually found a spot to pullover and duck my car into. With the GPS and camera in hand I set of to find the hash spot.

All was going well until I descended down into the little valley where the hash point was. After getting as close as I could using the track i pulled out the GPS only to find it was reading no signal. WHAT???

So I did the GPS dance for a couple of minutes speaking nicely to it in the hopes it might regain it senses, but no joy. Eventually I circled around the track network to see if I could get a better signal above it and drop down on it, but again the GPS started playing up. Guess between the bush canopy and the overcast weather it wasn't going to play dice with me today. Bugger (again).

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[edit] Achievements

MNB Ribbon.jpg
JimmyNZ earned the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (-36, 174) geohash on 2011-07-13.
2011-07-13 -36 174 Bush cover means no working GPS.JPG