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In a park in Hoppers Crossing
Still smarting from my failure on Friday, this geohash presented the opportunity to get my game back with a success - right in the middle of a public park just off the Federation bike trail.
After faffing about at home I saw a train on my app departing shortly for Hoppers Crossing so I left to take it.
But when the train reached the next station, I realised I'd misread my public transport app and I'd have to change trains here - and it was a long wait for my connection.
I tried to see if my dad was interested in a ride from here, since he'd said he was at a loose end. So, inspired by my own idea, I decided to ride the rest of the way myself anyway.
Stopping only to buy brewing supplies in Yarraville, and tasting some of their delicious beer, I hurtled along the trucky Francis Street and onto the Federation Bike Trail, which tours the outer western industrial suburbs.
Along the way I encountered an algal swamp, and a guy trying to pump it up, but it shallow enough to ride through.
Later I came across some road construction work that I'd been responsible for bidding on with a construction company I'd worked with last year, which was interesting to see.
Finally, after passing under a century-old, brick aqueduct I arrived at the hash-park - a windy, open grassland with a playground and a small stand of trees (where the hash was). I took photos and bolted.
On the way home, I headed north for the inter-city V-Line train service, which took me back to Footscray Station, from whence I rode home.
Here is the route of my cycling trip.
Geohash success! @-37.8668,144.7155