2021-12-22 51 -2

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/2021/12/22/geohashing-expedition-2021-12-22-51-2/

Wed 22 Dec 2021 in 51,-2:
51.7967124, -2.0728107
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East side of Syde; side of a Syde Farm field.



I'm going to be going half way here anyway on an errand. Might as well enjoy a morning hike and expand my Minesweeper grid, if I can.


Given that I was driving half way from home to this hashpoint to run an errand anyway, I figured I might as well push the battery on the EV a little further. Coming over the graticule line would, if successful, expand my Minesweeper score, and as it's such a beautiful frosty morning it seemed like great conditions for a bit of an explore.

I'd hoped to drive most of the way to the hashpoint and only walk a short distance, but I soon discovered that the nearest road is signposted as being for access to Syde Farm only (and is narrow enough that passing a vehicle coming the other way would be extremely awkward), so I parked up near geocache GC1WXE1 and hiked along a frozen bridleway to get closer to the hashpoint.

Reached the hashpoint around 10:15, turned around, and headed back, nabbing the geocache on the way. By the time I reached the car my hands were freezing and it was only as I returned my GPSr to my coat pocket that I remembered that I'd been carrying my gloves all along.


Entire journey

Download: File:Track_2021-12-22 51 -2.gpx

Walking part (after I remembered to start tracking it)

Download: File:activity_7994361945.gpx



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DanQ achieved level 5 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Swindon, United Kingdom and 5 of the surrounding graticules.