2012-12-26 54 -3

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Wed 26 Dec 2012 in 54,-3:
54.1741274, -3.1664288

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In a field, near Tytup Hall, North of Dalton-in-Furness.




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 location was near a local minor road, and did not need any formal planning to reach. I had already planned to visit Dalton on my way back to Barrow, so it proved to be a very minor diversion for me.

I was able to park within 60 metres of the geohash. In had considered both the satellite images from google, and the recent rain-fall. Both suggested that if I wanted to stand on the actual point, then I may need rubber boots. Or a small boat. I made a tactical decision to accept a 'near-miss', and the result was that I was only within 23 metres of the hash point.

The Android application did try and tell me that I had made the geohash. I prefer to get within less than 5 metres of the geohash before I will consider it a success. In saying that I do acknowledge that consumer GPS receivers are usually accurate to about 10 metres, depending on the local conditions.



None, even the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize doesn't count because I could have chosen to wade out up to my knees in muddy and cold water.