2012-12-23 27 -82

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Sun 23 Dec 2012 in Bradenton, Florida:
27.5585921, -82.5100048

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[edit] Expedition

[edit] The Plan

Off I-95 across the Sunshine Skyway. The plan is to start with this one, then head for Sebring, then onto Fort Pierce, south beyond Lake Okeechobee, head westward to Lehigh Acres, then finally come back home.

[edit] The Geohashers

[edit] The Adventure

I said it before: maybe I'll try again Christmas.

We learned something about the best laid plans then; this time, we didn't bother making any plans. So few plans did we make that, come 7:30 this morning, I wasn't sure we will still doing it. After a misfire, we left half an hour later than expected and were airborne by 9:30.

Despite me thinking that within ten minutes of flight time that this would be easy, the tricky part was airspace. See, once you get within a specific range around high traffic airports, you need to be talking to their control tower. Things they really don't like: people who enter their airspace for a minute or two before leaving. As it turned out, the hash fell within 500 feet of Sarasota's airspace, which is the equivalent of holding your finger in their peripheral vision and taunting them with "I'm not touching you!"

Thankfully, it was just inside. When we came back, I left the Two of Spades at the airport, although I forgot to actually take a picture of that one. That happened many hours later, though, and instead we hauled away from Sarasota and moved towards Sebring.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Achievables

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Geoff earned the Air geohash achievement
by reaching the (27, -82) geohash on 2012-12-23 by Grumman American.
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Geoff earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 5 hash points on 2012-12-23. It's a MONSTER Hash.