2012-03-06 62 18
According to Google Earth, the hash was a little bit from a road across a meadow, just inside the forest.
Seeing as the hash seemed to have ended up in an easy-to-reach location, I researched buses and found out I could take a bus there, so I decided to make a try.
Setting out in the early morning I walked over to the bus station and asked for a ticket to Lidebro, which made the bus driver give me a confused look, but after he consulted his book of bus stops I had my ticket and was on the way.
After a bit of journey, I arrived in Lunde where I had to change buses. I used the half hour-ish I had to take a walk in the frozen morning, before getting on the second bus. While on the second bus I saw a fox lurking around a field! Talking to the bus driver, I found out if was a rare occurence for people to depart at my "stop". I also found out there was no physical stop, I just had to tell where I wanted to get off so I got off at a crossroads slightly past the actual point.
Before making it to the point, I scaled a nearby mountain for fun, due to having a lot of time until going home. Unfortunately, the road did not lead to the peak so I missed out on potentially awesome view and walked down again to get to the hash.
So then I walked up the snow-covered road to the meadow, sinking down into the half-metre snow cover and took out my direction. My GPS device refused to work properly and show where I were, so I had to make do with my printed out air photo of the location. Taking out my direction, I headed over across the meadow and made my way into the forest. Due to no exact positioning, I may have been a few metres off, but I should have at least walked across the point when getting to the location of the photo.
Being happy with my success I set back home, walking back to the village of Torrom where I got a bit of a wait for the bus home. So I sat down on the stairs of the church and enjoyed the sun, having the caretaker walk up to me and we had a bit of a conversation about Geohashing and related activities. He did know that there were people doing this kind of stuff at least. After a bus trip back, I spent another 30 minutes in Lunde taking a walk over to the house where my mother grew up. Then, after making it back to my home town, I celebrated by eating a burger at Frasses before walking the final stretch home.
GPS device failure, no log exists.
| Penthok earned the Land geohash achievement
| Penthok earned the Public transport geohash achievement
| Penthok earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
|Penthok earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
| Penthok earned the Accidental time-traveller achievement