2015-11-15 47 -122

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Sun 15 Nov 2015 in 47,-122:
47.7606843, -122.6327538

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Location[edit]

Slightly off a gravel road on a farm near Poulsbo.

Participants[edit]

zebburkeconte

zebburkeconte's friends Dillon and Liz

Plans[edit]

Walk (mostly). We knew we had to take a ferry, but wanted to stick to walking besides that.

Expedition[edit]

We set off for the ferry at about 6:45 AM from Capitol Hill, and caught the 7:55 ferry to Bainbridge. We stopped at McDonald's for some very nutritious food, and then began the walk. It was around 14 miles from the ferry terminal on Bainbridge, mostly on the shoulder of the highway. It wasn't exactly a popular route with pedestrians, and some people in passing cars stared at us, or even pointed. I found a copy of The Bourne Ultimatum on DVD on the side of the highway. Interested to see whether it still works.

Luckily for us, the bridge we had to cross leaving Bainbridge had a sidewalk (I had checked in Street View beforehand), but that sidewalk was pretty narrow and I'm not the best with heights either. We made it across, though, which is all that matters. We briefly ran as we were entering Poulsbo, but quickly realized that was not a good idea.

We still hadn't turned in the first 12 or so miles of walking, staying on 305 the whole time. When we finally came to the first real direction in Google Maps, to turn right on Bond St, we knew we were almost there (and also finally free of the references to Bond, James).

The farm the geohash was located on was very quaint--they even had a chalkboard-style sign at the entrance announcing a marriage ("It's a hitchin!"). They also had some very nice llamas.

We followed a gravel road past the farm and reached the hashpoint, just a few feet off the gravel. Expedition success!

My dad very kindly provided motorized backup, and gave us a ride home.

Photos[edit]

Achievements[edit]

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Zebburkeconte and friends Dillon and Liz earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, -122) geohash on 2015-11-15.
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Zebburkeconte earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Liz, and especially Dillon to the (47, -122) geohash on 2015-11-15.