User:PaintedJaguar

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I'm originally from Sheffield, United Kingdom, but moved to Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2001. I've recently moved to Ely, although still work in Cambridge. 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, so most of the hashpoints I've visited have been reached on foot, bike or by public transport.

Hashscot[edit]

I've decided to geohash with a small pink toy caterpillar named Hammersmith (after the London Underground line). Don't ask. After a while, I also started taking along an unnamed blue knitted mouse that doesn't have any eyes (again, don't ask), although sadly the mouse was lost during the 2016-05-15 52 1 expedition. Oh, and MrsPaintedJaguar often geohashes with me as well!

Aims[edit]

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.

Expeditions[edit]

When/where Expedition count Meetup with Description
Total Success Failure Sat meetup
2012-10-14 51 0 1 1 In a field near Thurrock football ground
2012-10-14 51 -0 2 1 In a park in southwest London, close to Chiswick Park tube station
2012-10-21 52 0 3 2 At the end of Teasel Close in Haverhill
2012-10-31 52 0 4 3 Benjw On the bank of the River Cam in Chesterton
2013-02-03 51 0 5 4 Outside a house on High Wych Road, near the town of Sawbridgeworth
2013-05-12 51 -0 6 5 In shrubland near Waltham Cross and the Lee Valley; also very close to the M25
2013-06-02 52 1 7 6 Just North of Winterton Dunes on the Norfolk coast
2013-06-30 52 -0 8 7 The end of Gery Court in Eaton Ford, about one mile west of St. Neots town centre
2013-07-20 52 0 9 8 1 Benjw On Plantation Road in Sawston
2013-08-03 51 -0 10 9 On Birchwood Way, near How Wood station, just south of St. Albans
2013-08-03 52 0 11 10 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 12 11 Benjw On the west bank of a canal near Outwell, in Norfolk
2013-08-05 52 0 13 12 The front lawn of Cambridge University's Faculty of Education, on Hills Road in south Cambridge
2013-09-11 52 0 14 2 The middle of a field adjacent to the River Cam near Waterbeach
2014-06-29 52 0 15 13 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 16 14 2 Benjw, Sourcerer Just off a dirt road in Fulbourn, near Cambridge
2015-09-19 52 0 17 15 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 18 16 On a footpath between Foxton and Newton
2015-10-17 52 0 19 17 The middle of Snettisham Common, near the coast of The Wash
2015-11-05 52 0 20 18 A small lawn just inside the grounds of Homerton College, Cambridge
2015-11-08 51 -0 21 19 On the entrance road to Chells Park, Stevenage
2015-11-14 52 0 22 3 In a field near the village of Lolworth, just off the A14 outside Cambridge
2015-11-14 52 -0 23 20 In a field between the villages of Lolworth and Boxworth, just outside Cambridge
2015-11-30 52 0 24 21 Alongside the ruins of St James Church, on the outskirts of King's Lynn.
2016-01-02 51 -0 25 22 Next to a roundabout just south of Wandsworth Bridge over the River Thames.
2016-05-15 52 1 26 23 Sourcerer Halfway across the River Yare at the end of the cut at Hardley Staithe, Norfolk, UK. Boaty McBoatface!