2018-01-12 -35 149
In the hills above Canberra, near Mt Stromlo
I'd just moved to Canberra three days previously and was keen to do my first ACT geohash, particularly as I'd come here on a long cycle tour and only realised I'd missed an easy one right where I was staying due to ignorance a year ago.
Having spent most of the day faffing around not geohashing I finally got it together and left on my bike with two hours to go.
It was hot, and I had a headwind. A few hills and I was nearly there. Just before the turn off I came across a construction site for a new housing development that completely blocked off my access. I had to take the long way around the back.
As I left the main road and got onto some bush tracks along the hillside the heat gave way to drops of rain. Thankfully, I got to the hash, negotiating the scrub and spiders, and was back out to the road without a downpour soaking my jean-shorts.
I took the tailwind along a different route to head back, stopping only to pump up my flattening tyre. ACT geohash achieved. I only have Jervis Bay Territory left on the Australian Mainland to geohash now...
Here is a map of my route.
Hash success! @-35.2830,149.1246
GPS proof @-35.2830,149.1246
Hash surrounds - housing estate construction @-35.2827,149.1244
|Felix Dance earned the Bicycle geohash achievement|