2013-04-28 51 -0

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Sun 28 Apr 2013 in 51,-0:
51.2958254, -0.4715725

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[edit] Location

A muddied rut at the side of a narrow country lane outside Ockham in Surrey.

[edit] Participants

KennethCC (talk)

[edit] Plans

Walk from Staines, taking a scenic route, until I reach the coordinates. It looked like a nice day and there was nothing of immediate urgency that needed doing elsewhere. Once there, send in an update via the andriod "Geohash Driod" app, then find a pub to get something to eat and take a leisurely walk back home.

[edit] Expedition

  • Reached the coords. Muddy ditch by the side of a narrow country lane. Walked +20 miles to get here, but satisfied - now, to get back.  :-) -- KennethCC (talk) @51.2958,-.4717 10:38, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

I spent a couple hours after the coords were reached heading generally North back towards Staines and hoping to come across a pub. The whole trip had been very light on the use of maps and I had generally headed South-West knowing I would need to swing around East somewhere around Woking. I checked the GPS map on my phone every hour or so, though I do get distracted, and would wander off down interesting looking paths. The trip there, I had estimated to be between 13 and 14 miles; it made a little over 21 do the job though. The trip back was more of the same although I did manage to bruise the bottom of one foot and so had to limp the last seven or so miles back. In fact, I am just about recovered now (Thu 1ST May).

A pleasant day out; I ended up sore and wind-burned and the final tally was just under 45 miles (don't ask how I managed to add all those extra miles onto the return trip as well - it was a day out damn it, all to myself!).

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[edit] Achievements

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Kenneth earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -0) geohash on 2013-04-28.
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KennethCC earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (51, -0) geohash on 2013-04-28 on foot, travelling a distance of ~21 miles one way, ~45 miles total (~34km/~72km).