2013-02-19 51 -0

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Tue 19 Feb 2013 in 51,-0:
51.4429599, -0.4515522

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[edit] Location

Part-way along Clockhouse lane, Ashford, in Middlesex; in the verge by the roadside.

This is a busy road that runs between the Bedfont Lakes water park - this being England in February and the park is shut down. The road is ill-lit with poor pavement (sidewalk) that just ends before a nasty humpbacked bridge.

The Geohashing point was on the narrow strip of land at the far-side of the road.

[edit] Participants

KennethCC First Geohash attempt
Dnfrd First Geohash attempt

[edit] Plans

At least two of us (new users both) are intending to hit this spot, independently, after our work day ends.

[edit] Expedition

[edit] The trip - Kenneth.

This was my first geohashing expedition and as I don't have a car I have been waiting for a location near(ish) to either my place of work, or home.

I've arranged with Dnfrd, a work colleague, that we would both both go separately. I took the bus from my place of work (Brentford) to the nearby town of Hounslow where I changed to a different bus and then hopped off that when it reached the nearest point. A couple of miles later and my phone apps showed I was across the road from the location. The GPS on the phone had me at the location when I stood in the carcass of a dead fox. I decided to take a couple of steps to the left and put the marker on an ash tree and leave the fox to its rest.

[edit] The trip - Dnfrd.

This would have been my first geohashing expedition however it did not go as planned. The location was right on my drive home from work so I obviously planned to just stop and log my arrival on my way home. Only problem is my memory, whilst leaving work I completely forgot about this, drove past the location without a second thought and only remembered it the morning after. So I'm still waiting for my successful geohashing expedition!

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[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
Kenneth earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -0) geohash on 2013-02-19.
2013-02-19 51 -0 21-06-10-139.jpg
Bus.PNG
Kenneth earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -0) geohash on 2013-02-19 via 98, then 203, then 216.
2013-02-19 51 -0 21-06-10-139.jpg