2012-08-27 51 -1
White Hill in Kingsclere just off of the b3051
I will jump in the car with the family ( Katie, Ryan and Chloé ) and head to the hash point for around 11am.
- We ended up going at sunrise and beating the rain there! --DavidMiller 08:45, 27 August 2012 (GMT)
I will start by saying I was really not looking forward to this geohash first of all as we had our alarms set for 4:00AM. I was so moody this morning as I was made to get up very early!. Chloé was also the same, but we all got up and got ready and we were soon on our way.
As we arrived it was a bit brighter so we were ok to see where we were going and didn't need flash lights, after seeing where we were and seeing the view it was worth getting up so early for.
We didn't need to walk very far but was a lovely walk so early in the morning. We evetually found the hash point and started taking pictures of us all and of the sunrise which was amazing to see. I am so happy we went on this geohash and we plan to go back there soon to enjoy the view and the walk.
So we all got up at 4.20am. Tired as hell I had to have a coffee this morning! After everyone got dressed and got their stuff together, we headed to the car, at this point it's pitch black outside!
I set up the sat-nav to take us to the WhiteHill viewpoint. This was not an easy task and I had to scroll over a map, which looked very different from the one I was looking at on my phone. Once I found where it was that we needed to go we headed off.
Around 30 minutes later we arrived and gathered our bits. The sun is just starting to light up the sky. I checked the GPS on my phone and proceeded in the direction that I thought we had to go. It was a nice 15 - 20 minute walk later that we found ourselves at a gate that I had to climb over. I got over, the kids then climbed over, and then Kate was the only one left. Before she attempted to climb, I noticed that the gate had a latch, and it could be opened. It turned out that no climbing was needed after all!
We proceeded to walk a further 3 - 4 minutes and finally reached the hash point. I took some photos of the sunrise and of us. Unfortunately there was nothing around for us to make a marker to say we had been there. So we just headed on back to the car after around 15 minutes of photo taking.
When I have some free time, I intend to go back there and explore the area some more. It looks amazing and deserves a proper investigation.
| DavidMiller Katie Wheatley Ryan Miller Chloé Miller earned the Land geohash achievement
| DavidMiller Katie Wheatley Ryan Miller Chloé Miller earned the Sunrise Geohash Achievement