2018-04-11 -35 149
Just across the NSW border near Hume, ACT
I noticed this hash while at work on the construction of the first tram line in Canberra, up in Dickson - the suburb in which I also live. Since I had no plans that evening, and was already thinking of doing a bike ride, I decided to go for it.
Leaving home at just before 7pm I rode 24kms in the dark towards the hash. Half-way there, along the dark shoulder of the Monaro Highway, I noticed my front light was flashing - it was nearly out of batteries. Then I noticed that my rear light was already out. I crept along, using my phone torch as a front light, and kept well clear of the traffic lane.
At last I reached the hash region, crossing the border and climbing over a cyclone fence into a construction area to get to the low bushes surrounding the hash. A mob of kangaroos bounced away as I approached. I tried to take a photo of them but it was too dark. The standard 'geohash dance' and I was within a metre. I recorded the location, took some dark photos and headed back to my bike 200m away.
I went home a slightly different way to minimise dark roads and traffic, and felt safe enough. I got home just before 9pm. I bought a spare pair of lights the next day.
Here Is the route I took.
I was going for the Border Geohash achievement, but I see it only counts for international borders :(
| Felix Dance earned the Bicycle geohash achievement