2012-04-21 55 -3

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Sat 21 Apr 2012 in 55,-3:
55.8800045, -3.1758045

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A field near IKEA just outside Edinburgh.



Shane and Bryn planned to cycle to the meeting point.


April is famous for showers, so we had to put up with a little rain on an otherwise sunny day. We cycled out from the middle of Edinburgh mainly on bike paths and quiet roads. The navigation was fairly simple as the IKEA store is a very large yellow and blue box which can be seen for miles. Once we'd been through the car park, we just had to cross at the lights and look out for the opening to the field.

Bryn was reluctant to push the bikes into the field until he'd check the location on his phone. When it told him we were less than 60 metres away he decided we might be in the right place after all.

We parked the bikes and climbed a small fence to get in to the right field. The exact spot was close to a fence on the other side. We had a little time on our hands until 4pm so we had a game of Geek Power Top Trumps. (It was a draw, so we still don't know which of us is the most geeky.)

There were sheep and cute lambs in the adjoining fields. As 4pm approached we saw a shepherd collecting up sheep in a nearby field. We rehearsed "We're from the Internet!" just in case he came over to ask.

We rewarded our bravery with an ice cream each at IKEA on the way home.



Shane and Bryn earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (55, -3) geohash on 2012-04-21.
Shane and Bryn earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling to the (55, -3) geohash on 2012-04-21.