2012-03-12 43 -2

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

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[edit] Location

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

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[edit] Plans

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

[edit] Expedition

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.

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[edit] Achievements

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.