2017-03-10 -37 144

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Fri 10 Mar 2017 in -37,144:
-37.9397874, 144.9981420

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20 meters offshore a rock breakwater, near Hampton Beach, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia


Thunk (talk)


Hey, a hashpoint very near a beach that I could probably swim to. The beach itself is near a commuter rail line, too. How convenient, considering I don't want to leave this continent without getting Globetrotter.


I left the place where I was staying, and easily reached the beach. Changing clothes and wading toward the hashpoint revealed that it was in a region of relative shallows, about 1 m depth (or to my waist). The only problem was providing proof using only a water-sensitive phone...

So I walked down the beach to the Sandringham Yacht Club. A store there sold a waterproof tablet cover...for $70! Too much. So I left the beach and found a corner gas station which sold small plastic bags for $4. Double-bagging the phone would do nicely.

So it was back to the beach, bagged phone in hand, being careful not to drop it. Wading out and doing the hashdance went smoothly, and I headed back...only to realise I forgot to take pictures. Which I promptly did, even though the bag resulted in substantial blur. It was also important to make this an actual Water Geohash, even though wading would not ordinarily qualify. So I leaned back for a few seconds at the point to float. Which caused me to leave thoroughly wet.

Then, it was time to walk along the beach, change clothes, go to the city to eat dinner, than procrastinate some more.




thunk earned the Water geohash achievement
by reaching the (-37, 144) geohash on 2017-03-10 by flotation.
thunk earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (-37, 144) geohash on 2017-03-10 via PTV.
thunk earned the Globetrotter achievement
by visiting hashpoints on 2 continents.