2014-08-17 52 0

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Sun 17 Aug 2014 in 52,0:
52.2306145, 0.1015844

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Location[edit]

A field, ploughed with straw, just south of the A14. The hashpoint was a few metres off a very convenient concrete path.

Participants[edit]

Plans[edit]

There were no plans. We realised the hashpoint was very close, and we wanted to get there at 4pm, so we had about 90 minutes to spare. We packed a picnic and leapt into action.

Expedition[edit]

A day which was to be a trip to the local park turned into an expedition as we realised how close the hashpoint was to where we were (about 5km). We packed a box (the 'Emergency Fun Box') with a picnic, grabbed a football and, after a brief stop at the park, headed off to a small road, past the Felix Hotel, and parked up to follow a public footpath through some trees to the field. We arrived at 15:45, and left at about 16:30.

This was our first geohashing expedition, and we're really lucky it was so easy. A concrete path led out to the middle of the field. We stopped a few metres short of its end and put the football at the point that our sophisticated GPS technology (our phones) said it was. We wondered if the previously-active Cambridge graticule would contain people willing to come out to such a convenient hashpoint, but none arrived. We ate Yoyo Bears, drank lemonade and played football.

Photos[edit]

Retrohash revisit on 2017-04-29[edit]

Nearly three years later, we were invited to afternoon tea at the nearby Hotel Felix to celebrate a friend's birthday. After we said our goodbyes, we felt like going for a walk. Being very close to the hashpoint, we decided to revisit our first ever geohash.

This time there were crops growing, and a ground-nesting bird ascending and alarmed by our appearance. So as not to damage the crops, we settled for a nearby point, 52.2305502N and 0.1014371E, took photographs, and went on our way.