2014-04-21 51 -1

From Geohashing

Dan Q also wrote about this expedition on his blog. For more details and higher-resolution pictures, see this expedition's log at https://danq.me/2014/04/21/geohashing-expedition-2014-04-21-51-1/

Mon 21 Apr 2014 in 51,-1:
51.8152660, -1.2953064

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A gap in a hedge just to the side of a lane running from Kidlington to North Yarnton, near the level crossing on the line that connects Oxford to Banbury.


Team Greendale

  • Dan Q
  • His partner Ruth
  • Her baby, Annabel


A Easter Bank Holiday weekend: what a perfect time for geohashing: and not just because of the warm weather and the fact that you can plan your expedition an extra day in advance, thanks to the exchange closures! No, it's a great time especially because today's hashpoint was a mere 300 metres from my house, as the crow flies (though the crow, at least, didn't have to work his way down to to the bridge over the canal in order to get there).

The hashpoint turned out to be in a gap in the hedge, half-way between down the road connecting a canal bridge to a level crossing. We saw a squirrel.

On the way back, Dan insisted that Ruth (and Annabel, who didn't get much say in the matter) came with him to find nearby geocaches GC3P0QK and GC3P0RJ on the way back home, before they spent the day out in the sunshine exploring Oxfordshire in general.




DanQ earned the Land Walking Achievement
by walking at the (51, -1) geohash on 2014-04-21.
Ruth earned the Land Walking Achievement
by walking at the (51, -1) geohash on 2014-04-21.
Annabel earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -1) geohash on 2014-04-21.
Dan Q earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Ruth (and carrying baby Annabel) to the (51, -1) geohash on 2014-04-21.

Ooh, this should be a Couch Potato Honorable Mention for proximity, too!