2016-02-14 -16 145
Just next to the Cairns Airport runway.
Travelling from Townsville to Darwin, unrelatedly on Valentine's Day, I stopped off in Cairns for a couple of hours. While sitting vacantly in the airport, I discovered that the geohash of that day was also located at the airport. Unfortunately, it was a few hundred metres away just off to one side of the runway. Thinking for a moment that it might be possible to climb a few fences and run towards it before being grab-tackled by Airport security, I pretty quickly realised I could not reach this locale.
Instead I waited patiently for my flight to depart and then held my phone to the window to see if I'd by flying over the point. I suspected the plane would bank left as it departed, so there was a slim chance I could get there. Sadly, the plane spent too much time on the runway and didn't lift-off and bank fast enough. The below screen-shot of the Geohash Droid shows I got as close as 220m, but no closer.
Hardly a proper consolation prize, but I guess I was thwarted by my plane failing to fly directly over the hash...
| Felix Dance earned the Train wreck consolation prize