2018-09-14 -37 145

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Fri 14 Sep 2018 in -37,145:
-37.8322563, 145.1924195

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In an industrial compound in Vermont



When I checked the hashes in the morning I saw this one - it was going to be a beautiful, sunny day (the first for a while, coming out of Melbourne Winter), so I thought 'Great - let's do it!'. I left home on my road bike shortly after getting up, and headed along the interconnected bike paths of urban Melbourne.

When I got far enough out to feel a break was acceptable, I had a coffee at a golf course. It wasn't too long before I reached the hash-area, and immediately came across a problem. From the Google Satellite view, I didn't notice there was a heavy gate blocking access to the hash location, which was in the car park of this industrial estate.

When I got closer I noticed that the gate wasn't actually locked, and that I could actually just push it open and sneak in. However, big signs told me any visitors had to talk to the intercom to gain entry. I decided to be legit and do that.

"Hello, I'm here to collect a geohash?", I asked.

"What was that, mate?" Came the Ocker reply.

"A geohash? I just need to get inside for 5 minutes".

"What is that? I've never heard of whatever that is". Shit. So much for bluffing my way in.

"It's like an internet scavenger hunt. There's a location in your car park I need to get to".

"What's that? I'm not letting you in for some game. This is private property!"

"That's alright. That's why I asked. Thanks anyway!".

Well, that was that then. No success. I got back on my bike and rode off. Later I realised I should have taken a photo of the closest approach, but I've got a Google Streetview screenshot instead.

I decided to make the most of my ride and the good weather and continue up the nearby Mt Danndenong. Soon I was out in the 'burbs, and came across fields of horses and sunny meadows. Not long afterwards I was climbing the 'Nong (basin route), and having lunch at the café at the summit.

A swift ride down got me to Croydon Station and then home.

  • Geohash fail! Private property :( -- Felix Dance (talk) 13:53, 14 September 2018 (GMT+10:00)


Here is the route I took.



Felix Dance earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost (66 kms) reaching the (-37, 145) geohash on 2018-09-14.
2018-09-14 -37 145 Felix Dance 1536897326668.jpg