2012-03-12 43 -2

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Mon 12 Mar 2012 in 43,-2:
43.2660062, -2.0786461

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Hashpoint was about 60m into a forest around Usurbil, a town near San Sebastián.



Use the lunch break to take the 10min train ride to Usurbil, and bike the rest of the way.


I'd been consumed by the concept of geohashing for the past week, checking nearby hashpoints daily in spite of not yet having a gps, and planning many conquests in a yet unhashed area. So when the hashpoint turned out to be less than 20km from my workplace, I didn't want to miss the opportunity. I used public transport (train) to get to the hash-town Usurbil, and then rode my bicycle (ca. 5km).

In spite of not having a GPS, GoogleMaps allowed me to accurately determine when I was at a distance of about 60m SSE from the hashpoint thanks to some power-lines crossing the path. When I arrived to the point on the path where the powerlines were directly overhead, I ventured off the path into the forest on foot (in a NNW-ish direction, as estimated by powerlines&path) to get as close as possible to the actual hashpoint. There were poky brambles.



I proudly display my two four first ribbons:

LizWiz earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (43, -2) graticule, here, on 2012-03-12.
LizWiz earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (43, -2) geohash on 2012-03-12.
LizWiz earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -2) geohash on 2012-03-12.
LizWiz earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -2) geohash on 2012-03-12 using public transit.