2015-12-25 53 -1

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Fri 25 Dec 2015 in Sheffield, UK:
53.1105637, -1.7620074

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In a field between Newhaven and Alsop en le Dale, north of the A515 in a sheep pasture, Derbyshire, UK.




Expedition two of two spanning Christmas night.

2015-12-24 53 -2 - 2015-12-25 53 -1 - ETA 00:00.

This is my scientific paganism celebration of the winter solstice full moon (almost as this is 11 hours early). The true full moon will be round the back of the earth relative to the pub in Staffordshire, where the true celebrations will be held. The next Christmas-day full moon is in 2034 so this is a bit special.


There was a bit of good luck. I could follow a police van for a useful distance. The other drivers, sometimes ill mannered and even dangerous were all well behaved for a change. The temperature dropped while crossing passes in the Derbyshire Peak District. There was a lay-by to park.

The walk started in a valley and ran parallel with a disused railway converted into the Tissington Trail footpath. Next there was a gate into the sheep field. There was a hill to climb. This was a novelty as my home graticule is all low lying. After my cardiovascular health scare last September, I was pleased to sail up the slope without any problems, avoiding the rocky outcrop. There was a second, open gate and the hashpoint was in the middle of the top field. On the higher ground there was an icy wind at 1.5C, altitude 340 metres. My proof photo was three minutes early. My arrival upload was bang on midnight.

The sheep ignored me on the way up. Coming back down, they just walked slowly aside not looking too bothered. Back in the valley a grass frost was forming.


The après hash party.

2015-12-25 53 -1 Sourcerer Friends.jpg


Sourcerer earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (53, -1) geohash on 2015-12-25 in the middle of the night.
Sourcerer issued a challenge for the Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by geohashing in a place named Newhaven from the (53, -1) geohash on 2015-12-25.

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Sourcerer's Expedition Links[edit]

2015-12-24 53 -2 - 2015-12-25 53 -1 - 2015-12-27 52 -0 - KML file download of Sourcerer's expeditions for use with Google Earth.