2013-07-14 49 4

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Sun 14 Jul 2013 in 49,4:
49.3604403, 4.2995779

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In a field between Ménil-Lépinois and Aussonce.




I was looking for the perfect location for my first geohash expedition. This one was in my home graticule (49,4), not too far (about 25 km from home), and it was taking place on a Sunday. Last but not least, my graticule was still virgin.


I woke up at 8 am, a bit earlier than usual on Sundays, maybe excited by the expedition. At 9 am, I was departing from home. The weather was really nice, and I was pretty much enjoying the countryside roads... when my GPS told me I was arriving at the location. It took me a little while to find that little road on the map. I parked there, in the middle of nowhere, and started to look for the spot. I was confused and couldn't really think straight at first (I was a bit worried someone would see me, and think I'm a kind of crazy person, going around in circles, alone in a field, on the French National Day). My car SatNav wasn't really helpful (no compass, no general direction, just the raw coordinates). Did I have to walk towards North to increase the N coordinate value?! I wasn't even sure anymore. Where was North anyway? In what bloody direction could I go to change the longitude value without changing the latitude one? After relaxing a bit, I could think again, and finally found the spot, right where it was supposed to be.

On my way back, I was denied access to my own street because of a market. The man said I couldn't go, for security reasons. When I told him I lived there, he said that I should take the street in the wrong way (it's a one-way street). Hence, for the first time of my life, I took a one-way street in the wrong way for security reasons.



Beltxarga earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, 4) geohash on 2013-07-14.
Beltxarga earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (49, 4) graticule, here, on 2013-07-14.
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Beltxarga earned the National Day Achievement
by reaching a geohash on the country's National Day in the (49, 4) geohash on 2013-07-14.