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 a car, and am only an occasional cyclist. Most of the hashpoints I've visited have been 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. More recently, I've also taken a long an unnamed blue knitted mouse that doesn't have any eyes. Again, 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.
|When/where||Success/expedition count||Saturday meetup count||Meetup with||Description|
|2012-10-14 51 0||(failed)/1||In a field near Thurrock football ground|
|2012-10-14 51 -0||1/2||In a park in southwest London, close to Chiswick Park tube station|
|2012-10-21 52 0||2/3||At the end of Teasel Close in Haverhill|
|2012-10-31 52 0||3/4||Benjw||On the bank of the River Cam in Chesterton|
|2013-02-03 51 0||4/5||Outside a house on High Wych Road, near the town of Sawbridgeworth|
|2013-05-12 51 -0||5/6||In shrubland near Waltham Cross and the Lee Valley; also very close to the M25|
|2013-06-02 52 1||6/7||Just North of Winterton Dunes on the Norfolk coast|
|2013-06-30 52 -0||7/8||The end of Gery Court in Eaton Ford, about one mile west of St. Neots town centre|
|2013-07-20 52 0||8/9||1||Benjw||On Plantation Road in Sawston|
|2013-08-03 51 -0||9/10||On Birchwood Way, near How Wood station, just south of St. Albans|
|2013-08-03 52 0||10/11||Benjw||The west bank of the River Great Ouse just south of Kings Lynn, at the appropriately named Eau Brink Road|
|2013-08-04 52 0||11/12||Benjw||On the west bank of a canal near Outwell, in Norfolk|
|2013-08-05 52 0||12/13||The front lawn of Cambridge University's Faculty of Education, on Hills Road in south Cambridge|
|2013-09-11 52 0||failed/14||The middle of a field adjacent to the River Cam near Waterbeach|
|2014-06-29 52 0||13/15||In the middle of Sluice Road, between the River Great Ouse and the village of Denver, a couple of miles from Downham Market|
|2015-08-08 52 0||14/16||2||Benjw, Sourcerer||Just off a dirt road in Fulbourn, near Cambridge|
|2015-09-19 52 0||15/17||3||On the Icknield Way long distance trail, on a track near Honington Airfield, somewhere between Thetford and Bury St Edmunds|
|2015-09-29 52 0||16/18||On a footpath between Foxton and Newton|