2024-03-23 55 -4

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Sat 23 Mar 2024 in 55,-4:
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Halfway up Overton Muir near Alexandria.




My dad and I plan to reach the point at around 4pm. It shouldn't be too difficult to get to, just a drive to the Vale of Leven cemetery and a walk up from there.



My dad is from Alexandria, so he knows the area quite well. He's also had quite a few childhood friends who have grown up there with him and sadly passed away. As the area we parked at was next to the cemetery, we planned to try to find his friend's grave before starting our expedition. 40 minutes later (and 3 phone calls to his dad, who I recently saw after my 2024-03-22 56 -4 expedition), we still couldn't find the grave. We gave up, deciding that we could come back another day, and began to walk up towards the point.

So, at around 4:20pm, my dad and I set off in the direction of the point. We had heard gunshots earlier in the 40 minutes before this, which was concerning, but it was now silent. We planned that if we came across anything that looked like it indicated a shooting range, we would turn back. We didn't get overly far until that happened, 10 minutes of walking up a farm road and we reached some signs that looked a little dodgy. We probably would have been fine to continue, the gunfire had stopped and the signs maybe didn't indicate that the area was a shooting range, but it's better to be safe than sorry in any case. We drove back home shortly afterwards.

Update 2024-03-24:

We were visiting my grandad as a family today, and decided we would go to the cemetery with him to see if we could find my dad’s friend’s grave. We were able to do so this time, so that part of the expedition was now a success!



KerrMcF and KerrMcF's dad earned the Prize poultry Consolation Prize
by chickening out on the (55, -4) geohash on 2024-03-23 because they would have had to walk through a potential shooting range.
KerrMcF earned the Two to the N achievement
by attempting to reach 24 hashpoints on 2024-03-23 55 -4 and is promoted to Level 4 (Expeditions).
KerrMcF's dad earned the Two to the N achievement
by attempting to reach 21 hashpoints on 2024-03-23 55 -4 and is promoted to Level 1 (Expeditions).

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