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2013-02-15 52 1

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Fri 15 Feb 2013 in Norwich:
52.5597772, 1.5533424

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[edit] Location

Just off the path by Reedham Ferry Inn on the Norfolk Broads

[edit] Participants


[edit] Retro Expedition

This hashpoint was for the Friday but MagicIan achieved it on Saturday 16th as Saturday's hashpoint was in the middle of the North Sea and he didn't fancy trying to get there!

It also combined with a perfect day to go kayaking. The temperature had risen a few degrees so he was able to just wear a base layer and a sprayproof outer layer. There was virtually no wind so the water was perfectly calm and gave perfect reflections. And not being tourist season, he only saw 1 moving boat in 4.5 hours on what is usually a busy stretch of river.

He launched from Hardley Dyke at around 11:15 and paddled along the river to Reedham Ferry where he got out at the pub and walked along the path, past the converted windmill, through a couple of gates to the hashpoint. He got within a couple of meters without getting muddy feet or having to risk the dangers of alligators

After reaching the hashpoint he then made the most of the day to paddle all the way to Loddon and back - a total of 10.8 miles in a type of kayak not at all suited to flat water!

[edit] Achievements

This was the second hashpoint that MagicIan had reached using his kayak. Unfortunately neither were located on the water, hence he couldn't claim a Water Geohash. And he didn't get wet so can't claim a Drowed Rat award either.

However, because the hashpoint was a couple of meters into wet, boggy ground he reasonably thinks he can claim There_Might_be_Alligators!

– except that this is awarded for NOT reaching the hashpoint, and you did. — Benjw  {talk} 09:59, 18 June 2013 (EDT)
Is it true that MagicIan earned the There might be alligators! consolation prize?
In principle, yes.
But the hashpoint was actually reached, so there obviously weren't any alligators.
And it was done as a retro expedition (2013-02-15 52 1).
130215 hashpoint.JPG

[edit] Photos