2012-03-06 62 18

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2012-03-06 62 18 - P3 - Hashpoint.JPG

Tue 6 Mar 2012 in 62,18:
62.8664696, 18.1576538

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[edit] Location

According to Google Earth, the hash was a little bit from a road across a meadow, just inside the forest.

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[edit] Plans

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.

[edit] Expedition

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.

[edit] Tracklog

GPS device failure, no log exists.

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[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
Penthok earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (62, 18) geohash on 2012-03-06.
Bus.PNG
Penthok earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (62, 18) geohash on 2012-03-06 via Din Tur Buses 90 and 228.
Compass.jpg
Penthok earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (62, 18) geohash on 2012-03-06.
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Penthok earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (62, 18) graticule, here, on 2012-03-06.
TimeTravel.PNG
Penthok earned the Accidental time-traveller achievement
by taking the public DeLorean bus service back to the time when they sold floppies in supermarkets while attempting to reach the (62, 18) geohash on 2012-03-06.
2012-03-06 62 18 - P6 - Floppies.JPG