2012-11-20 51 -0
Today's location is in a church parking lot in Ealing.
- Heading by sometime tomorrow evening. -Haberdasher 09:43, 19 November 2012 (EST)
Went to Kew Gardens for class, which made the journey to South Ealing fairly uneventful. South Ealing itself looked dreary, as indeed did all of London today given the intermittent rains, but South Ealing looked like the sort of place that was always a bit dreary. The hashpoint wasn't far from the tube stop, and directions were easy to figure out.
My GPS did the same thing as it did two days earlier in refusing to update my position once I got near the hash, except that it fixated on only one spot this time, the digits of which are burned into my head: 51.50408, -0.30534. Close, but no cigar. So, since the GPS wouldn't cooperate, I did the same sort of detective work based on half-remembered Street View images and walked all along the wall whose corner Street View showed.
Upon returning home, Street View seems to show it being on the corner of the wall, while non-Street View Google Maps shows it as being a bit further, into a parking lot. I'm pretty sure I got within accuracy either way, but the stone wall likely counts as church grounds, while the parking lot wouldn't. Also, I'm thinking I need a more reliable GPS, although maybe it'd be better back in the States.