2014-12-31 -38 145

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Wed 31 Dec 2014 in -38,145:
-38.4282043, 145.6067045

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In a farmer's field, just outside of Kernot, Pakenham, Victoria, Australia




Heading to Phillip Island for New Years. This is kinda on the way.


So yeah. It's been like two and a half years since my last geohash, with multiple life events along the way. I still have the Geohashing app on my phone, I knew I was heading down the Pakenham direction and could see a hash inland from Grantville and thought hey why not.

I've been doing quite a lot of cycling through this region, it's beautiful rolling countryside with heaps of farmland and stands of old native bush, and in particular I've cycled past the turnoff to Kernot previously and it looked like a decent descent. So there was an element of self-interest too; understanding what would make for some decent road rides.

I left Melbourne late afternoon and headed down the freeway, then turned off at The Gurdies (specifically the Hurdy Gurdy Creek Road - didn't get a photo).

Drove up and inland through winding country roads - good condition, smooth surface, wide corners with good visibility, great countryside. Fruit trees growing on the side of the road. Curious cattle, that kinda stuff.

I got to the Kernot General Store, which looked interesting, then pressed on to the hashpoint. As luck would have it, it was clearly signposted with a For Sale sign. Had I won the lottery that day we'd be making a new 'property tycoon' achievement as it was pretty pleasant. the hashpoint, however, was clearly, clearly in a field occupied by a large horse, accessible only by a gate up the house driveway. I don't go out of my way to disturb livestock or to irritate farmers on New Year's Eve, so, I took my photos and left.

  • I got to 75 metres but it's a horse paddock. -- Kozz (talk) 20:40, 31 December 2014 (GMT+11:00)




Kozz earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (-38, 145) geohash on 2014-12-31.