2013-08-30 38 -0

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Fri 30 Aug 2013 in 38,-0:
38.6965070, -0.8965525

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[edit] Location

Somewhere lost in the fields near Villena.

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[edit] Expedition

We were traveling from Madrid to Alicante, our hometown, and we take this opportunity to visit our first Geohash point, which was appropriately near to the road we would take. As our first time, we made a poor preparation, but we compensated the lack of resources with a lot of enthusiasm.

Before starting the car, we put the coordinates on the GPS portable system and add the geohash point. Three hours later, more or less, we were told to left the highway and turn back, just to take an exit on the other side. Unfortunately, we discover that our GPS system warns too late that no more indications left to a point our of the road, so it took us to the nearest point it had. So there were 2km left to the geohash.

Hopefully, we saw an exit 1km ahead so we tried our luck trying to get a little closer. Indeed, there was a little old road on the direction we want. We made an stop to see in satellite view of Google Maps if the road gets closer or further. Each secondary road we took was worse than the last, until was, actually, a land path difficult to drive in.

Finally we made it to the end of the road, and we were about 120m from the geohash. It was an almond field and a vineyard. We found our first geohash point!

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This user earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (38, -0) graticule, here, on 2013-08-30.
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This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (38, -0) geohash on 2013-08-30.
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This user earned the Hashcat achievement
by finding a cat and stopping to pat it near the (38, -0) geohash on 2013-08-30.
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