2018-08-04 51 -1

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Dan Q also wrote about this expedition on his blog. For more details and higher-resolution pictures, see this expedition's log at https://danq.me/2018/08/04/geohashing-expedition-2018-08-04-51-1/


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Sat 4 Aug 2018 in 51,-1:
51.8249560, -1.2609510

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Location[edit]

Looks to be deep in the bushes alongside the unnamed road that connects Kidlington Road (to Islip), the sliproad exiting the A34 Southbound, and Bicester Road (in Kidlington).

Participants[edit]

Plans[edit]

The nearest road is about 10 minutes cycle from my (Dan Q) house, so I plan to zip out there either overnight (perhaps aiming for a Midnight Geohash?) or early in the morning. If you happen to plan to hit this hashpoint too, though, let me know and I can try to synchronise plans (but I ought to be spending the day studying, so I might not be able to!).

Expedition[edit]

At 2018-08-03 23:02 (BST - local time) I started packing a bag and set out to the hashpoint. Suddenly it didn't seem like such a good idea as it had in the warm sunlight, earlier: a dark and moonless night isn't the best time to be cycling along unlit roads. But fully-equipped with lights and supplies, I set out nonetheless. I'd left longer than I needed and had about a quarter of an hour sitting by the side of the road before midnight came and I was able to visit the hashpoint (thereby gaining my Midnight Achievement).

Tracklog[edit]

Photos[edit]

See also a GIF of me accidentally reenacting a scene from The Blair Witch Project while out in the woods: https://danq.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-08-04_51_-1__DanQ__Scared_square.gif

Achievements[edit]

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DanQ earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -1) geohash on 2018-08-04 in the middle of the night.