2013-08-03 51 -0
On Birchwood Way, near How Wood station just south of St. Albans
PaintedJaguar already has plans to travel from Cambridge to West London on Saturday, and leaving Cambridge a bit earlier than necessary will give him time to make a detour to this hashpoint.
He's aiming to head to Watford Junction, and then get the 11:14 train to How Wood, arriving at 11:24. This leaves him approximately 1 hour to get to the hashpoint and return to the train station for the 12:22 train back towards London.
If everything goes to plan in the afternoon, and he gets back to Cambridge in time, he may attempt to complete a double hash by joining Benjw for a midnight expedition to 2013-08-03 52 0 (and then also 2013-08-04 52 0).
This was a very easy expedition. The journey to How Wood was completed without a hitch, and from the station it was only a few minutes walk to the hashpoint.
Google Maps satellite images had suggested the hashpoint was in somebody's front garden, whilst StreetView suggested it was on the grass verge outside their house. My GPS eventually showed it to be on the pavement between those two possible points, and although I did once manage to get it to say I was exactly at the hashpoint, it had drifted to 3 metres away by the time I'd got the camera out to take a photo, even though I wasn't actually moving!
I left a chalk marker on the pavement, and then returned to the station. I have to say possibly the nicest part of this expedition was the access road to the station, which was more of a narrow track than a road, and vehicles were in fact prohibited from using it. The tree branches alongside this lane had all joined together into a continuous canopy, giving a very nice "tunnel" to walk through.
I did manage to return to Cambridge in time to join Benjw on the later expeditions, making this:
- the first hash of two today, making a double hash with 2013-08-03 52 0
- the first day of three days of consecutive geohashing, continuing with 2013-08-04 52 0 and 2013-08-05 52 0
http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4964354 shows the route from How Wood station to the hashpoint.
| PaintedJaguar earned the Land geohash achievement
| PaintedJaguar earned the Public transport geohash achievement