2012-08-19 54 -3

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Sun 19 Aug 2012 in 54,-3:
54.2624920, -3.0300963

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Near Bouth, England.



Bag a mountain bike ride in the early part of the day, visit the meet-up point on the way back home to Barrow-in-Furness. The meet-up point was very close to a narrow road, with a reasonable parking place opposite Bouth village hall.


While I was a little bit excited on my first geohash, the mechanics were a bit dull.

At the beginning of the day, I had checked the location of the geohash point, and sussed out that I could park within about 50 metres of it.

I put my Android phone in the 99-pence dashboard holder, started the Geohash Droid app, and drove to the parking place I had chosen earlier.

The weather was drizzling with intermittent breaks of sun. Not enough to qualify for the drowned rat award. Before leaving the car, I took the precaution of putting my phone in a waterproof bag.

I went through the outer gate of the village hall, and scaled the fence behind it. Finding myself in a forest, I picked my way up a small hill while trying to keep my phone held upwards so the GPS receiver had a decent view of the sky. After a small amount of wandering around in decreasing circles, and watching the apparent GPS location wander about, I was able to get a stable reading of 1.53 metres away from the official geohash.

Close enough, I shot two photos and left.

The geohash seemed to be on the border of a small forest, and someone's back garden. There was never any danger of it turning in to a No Trespassing Geohash, as there seemed to be nobody about.


There's no tracklog. I have a photo of my phone, with the Geohash app showing my location and the proximity to the geohash location.



Alexandersmith earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (54, -3) geohash on 2012-08-19.