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 along 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||Expedition count||Meetup with||Description|
|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.|