2020-05-19 62 29

From Geohashing
Tue 19 May 2020 in 62,29:
62.7055884, 29.7794530

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Location

In a forest in Jaamankangas.

Participants

Plans

I realised at some point during the day that today's hashpoint is quite close. It would be rather trivial to cycle to the nearest point on the road and walk some 150 metres through the woods. It took me until late evening to actually leave for the visit.

Expedition

I left from home at about half past ten in the evening. The sun had already set at 21:59, but it was still almost as bright as in the middle of the day. In fact, it would have been much brighter if the sky had not been cloudy. This is not surprising since I live 4° south of the Arctic Circle and the summer solstice is only a month away. The light was however not quite enough for my crappy camera to take good photographs, so I had to crank the sensitivity up to eleven, and my photos still ended up dark.

I cycled as close as possible and walked the rest like I had planned. There was enough daylight to walk in the forest without any problems. I did not even bring a lamp with me, for I trusted that I can do fine without one. The hashpoint lay on a treeless line that has at some point been used by forest work vehicles. Walking back to the bicycle, I found out that the line lead to the road and was much easier and faster to walk through than the woods. I ended up maybe thirty meters away from the bicycle. Had I hopped off the bicycle a little earlier, I could have noticed this line immediately and saved a few minutes.

Afterwards, I increased the brightness and contrast of the photos so that they would look somewhat similar to what the human eye could see. The colours worked out quite nicely, but much detail was still lost. Oh well. At least it is better than nothing.

Photos

Achievements

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Kripakko earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (62, 29) geohash on 2020-05-19.
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Kripakko earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 25.6 km to and from the (62, 29) geohash on 2020-05-19.