2012-07-09 60 10

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Mon 9 Jul 2012 in 60,10:
60.0750867, 10.3023375

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[edit] Location

Steinsfjorden, Norway. 200m from relet's house, halfway to the Braksøya island reservate.

Today's battleship location is: D 1

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Boat. Or swim. It may be raining.

I briefly considered reaching the hash by inflatable couch, but couldn't muster the time and effort to acquire one.

[edit] Expedition

Geohashing is a great way to explore your surroundings. Now, I had just moved to a new house, and had a completely unexplored Nature Reserve right in front of my terrace. It's an island called Braksøya. This geohash should provide me with a wonderful excuse to take a trip to the island. I inflated my boat, put on waterproof shoes, donned my rain jacket, wrapped my phone and camera in plastic bags. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring a helmet.

Anyway, a few paddle strokes later, I was able to post the message...

...via my home W-LAN. I claim a virtual couch potato achievement!

I then continued towards the island. It is a nice stretch of forested rock, which at this time of year is a bird reservation. I discovered some young seagulls and divers. Then the adult birds discovered me.

Having no helmet, and sitting in a rubber boat, I quickly decided on a the honorable option: A retreat. Fortunately, the seagulls sticked to the plan and I had nothing worse to suffer than the mocking and some mock attacks.

[edit] Photos

Stupid grin, and a bit of Braksøya. 
Our house, as seen from the geohash. 

[edit] Achievements

This user earned the Honorable Water Couch Potato Achievement
by being afloat within 1km (15 minutes paddling) from home at the (60, 10) geohash on 2012-07-09.