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.
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!
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.|
|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!|