2008-11-14 -53 -70

From Geohashing

Comment: How can anyone have such luck?! This one is withing WALKING distance in a graticule where it is reason enough to celebrate if a hash actually falls on land! (Now I'll be very disappointed if you don't get that one, and if I don't get a similar opportunity in Tromsø. ;-) Lyx 17:04, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Fri 14 Nov 2008 in -53,-70:
-53.1225352, -70.8672240

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  • Relet 22:24, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


I totally agree with the above comment. The hash lay right next to the ferry pier of Punta Arenas, Chile. Had I taken the ferry, I would have passed it by 15m. But it also was some 150m from the main highway to the north. So the only thing that could possibly spoil it was a fence.


After having packed all my stuff, and about to leave the town (I originally had planned to go hiking in Tierra del Fuego during maybe four to five days, including a lengthy expedition to wherever a hash may lie), I stopped the car near the docks and proceeded on foot. As predicted, there was a fence in front of the hash. Fortunately, it was the visitors parking of some shipping company and the gate was wide open. So I entered, and took a few pictures. I came as close as maybe 8-9m without trampling their lawn. There was an interesting battleship exposed on the docks, as the opposite lot is occupied by the Chilean navy. Yay for southermost easy geohash. :)





relet earned the South geohash achievement
by reaching the (-53, -70) geohash on 2008-11-14.
relet earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (-53, -70) graticule, here, on 2008-11-14.