I'm originally from Sheffield, United Kingdom, but moved to Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2001 and have lived there ever since. I discovered geohashing in 2012 completely by accident whilst trying to find out some information about tide times on the North Norfolk coast, and Google sent me to the 2012-09-02 52 0 expedition page. I'm not sure why I'd never heard of it before, given that I'd been reading xkcd since before the original geohashing comic was published!
I don't have any form of transport, not even a bike, so am limited to hashpoints that can be reached on foot or by public transport.
I've decided to geohash with a small pink toy caterpillar named Hammersmith (after the London Underground line). Don't ask. Oh, and MrsPaintedJaguar often geohashes with me as well!
I've decided, quite randomly, that my long-term geohashing goal is to complete a Minesweeper Geohash achievement that includes both graticules that I've lived in, Cambridge and Sheffield. In order to achieve this (without buying a boat), I'll have to centre on the Northampton, United Kingdom graticule.
- 2012-10-14 51 0 (failed): In a field near Thurrock football ground, that had been fenced off to keep horses in (and, further, the field was partially flooded and the hashpoint was underwater)
- 2012-10-14 51 -0: In a park in southwest London, close to Chiswick Park tube station
- 2012-10-21 52 0: At the end of Teasel Close in Haverhill
- 2012-10-31 52 0: On the bank of the River Cam in Chesterton
- 2013-02-03 51 0: Outside a house on High Wych Road, near the town of Sawbridgeworth
- 2013-05-12 51 -0: In shrubland near Waltham Cross and the Lee Valley; also very close to the M25.