2019-07-31 47 -122

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Wed 31 Jul 2019 in Seattle:
47.6752521, -122.3387310

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Location[edit]

In the middle of Green Lake. Not the neighborhood - the lake itself!

Participants[edit]

Plans[edit]

Assess after work.

I might be able to arrange to visit in the evening as well. Rent a paddle boat? Coyotebush (talk) 18:33, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Exactly what I was thinking. $24 per hour, would think an hour would be sufficient. Canoe same price. Trying to talk daughter and her friend into it also :) --Thomcat (talk) 23:02, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

See also 2012-02-11_47_-122

Expedition[edit]

Okay, long day at work, 10 minutes traffic just to get out of the office park. Glanced at Coyotebush comment and replied, but not expecting much. After arriving home to change, I pulled up the website - then called Green Lake boat rentals. 15 minutes until 7.

Realizing that I needed to at least reach the shore to document this expedition and it's likely failure, I hustled down to the lake and found a parking spot at the local library (Library patrons only! You will be ticketed! (I wasn't)). Headed across the street and... somebody was renting a boat! I stood in line and asked if I could pretty-please rent - and she said yes! Well, yes and be back before 8.

So $24 poorer, I put my items in the zip lock bag I grabbed and hopped in the canoe. I did refresh the page a few times, but no further posts from the Coyote. Literally last second expeditions run the risk of leaving people behind, unfortunately.

Once out on the lake, I confirmed everything was working (and I could select and pan through the ziplock - nice!) and posted my first update. Making good time, I overshot the mark slightly (while avoiding a couple out on a paddle boat - could they be geohashing?) and then came back to achieve the point. Water success!

After not too much drift and contemplation, I headed north again, thinking I might be able to hit OtherJack's point just off Duck Island. Unfortunately, my navigation was not that great, and I ended up quite a ways east with 15 minutes to go. Rather than exacerbate the growing blisters on my unaccustomed hands, I returned to my starting point to return the boat.

Had a nice chat with the nice young lady who rented me the boat, and she thought this random expedition geohashing thing sounded kind of cool. Maybe we'll see her at a Seattle geohash soon?

Flush with success, I returned to the car and headed home, then out for a celebratory beer. A good workout, a water success, and another Seattle expedition in the books. Cheers!


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Achievements[edit]

Watergeohash.jpg
Thomcat earned the Water geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, -122) geohash on 2019-07-31 by Canoe.
2019-07-31 47 -122 thomcat 1564626613435.jpg