2011-10-21 52 -0

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Fri 21 Oct 2011 in Northampton:
52.3983438, -0.6980865

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[edit] Location

A residential road in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK.

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Sourcerer

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This October has been a lean month for geohashing caused by a heavy work-load and uninteresting and unreachable hashpoints. Today the Northampton hash was really easy to reach so ...

Neil arrived one minute ahead of his predicted time. Reaching the hashpoint involved a small diversion off the A14 into the residential parts of Kettering. It was a road hash and there was no need even to get out of the car. The second image in the gallery shows an aborted path, having turned off one street too soon. The second street led straight to the hashpoint.

The journey was for beer and curry with good friends who live in Staffordshire. These are really good friends. Sadly, Mike's aged mother had died a couple of days earlier from brain haemorrhaging after a nasty fall. She donated her kidneys, freeing the unknown recipient from the ordeal of dialysis machines. Most people would cancel their social diary under these circumstances. I was able to make myself useful by cooking a load of food and allowing Mike to catch up on much needed sleep and to recover from a nasty cold that had left him with a hacking cough.

Years ago, there was a popular British satirical TV programme called "Not The Nine O'Clock News". They produced a calendar and on each day, there was an amusing alternative definition of an English word or sometimes a place name. Kettering was re-defined as the pattern left on ones backside after sitting for a prolonged period on a wickerwork chair.

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Expeditions and Plans

2011-10-21
Pakenham, Australia Felix Dance Just off a semi-private road behind a farm near Korumburra.
Frankfort, Kentucky kydlt's marionette, sister The central Bluegrass
Mannheim, Germany ilpadre, Karl 77 In the woods at the border between Heidelberg's city districts Altstadt and...
Northampton, United Kingdom Sourcerer A residential road in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK.
Sheffield, United Kingdom Monty Moorland, northeast of Ladybower Reservoir, in the Peak District west of Sh...
Hetta, Finland isopekka About 230 km from my home, in the village of Hetta.


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