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Geodashing: Dec13   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 150 (GDBY)

"The dashpoint was about 140 metres into a paddock but the fence was a
very sturdy seven-wire fence, with the top two being barbed wire. We
located the gate further along and, once assured by DDMac that the
cattle were in the adjoining paddock, we slipped through the fence for
a short walk and got to 89 metres before starting back to the gate. I
started getting a bit worried when the bellowing of the cattle seemed
to be getting louder and more insistent. At this point DDMac told me
about his Plan B - an escape route over the fence at a point where
there were overhanging branches.  Sure enough, the large black bull
was standing guard at the gate. We very quickly made our way  back
down the hill to execute Plan B; I don't think there was a Plan C! We
managed to swiftly get over the fence with minimal damage to clothes
or person and get back to the car and to Jock who had been barking at
the cattle. On one side of the car was the gate with a very excited
black bull pawing at the ground and bellowing loudly, in the adjoining
paddock were the black cows being equally vocal and in the paddock
right next to the car was a white bull rolling his eyes at us. I
couldn't wait to get out of there! The heart finally stopped racing as
we passed through Geelong and were on our way home."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia, with Madam Dash

 

"It was a beautiful day with the very first fresh snow of this winter
and slight minus temperature. The bus dropped me 3km from the
destination. From there I found my way from between and through all
these cottages and f&%#*ng private properties to the swamp behind
them. The whole swamp was covered with the white snow that had fallen
all over the plants. But underneath there was unfrozen water. Not too
deep to get through with boots though. The point was in reed that was
higher than my head, so nothing could be seen from there."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

==================================

Game 150 (GDBY) of Geodashing was won convincingly by team
GeoTerriers, who scored more points than all other teams combined.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics, thanks to large scores on two
continents -- North America and Australia. Honorable mentions go to
Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash.

The game saw just 47 dashpoint hunts in five countries (US, UK,
Germany, Australia and Estonia).

==================================

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Victoria, Australia, in a paddock whose (exit) gate was guarded by
an angry bull

in Virginia, at the back a large, stone house with a big bay window
and two pumpkins on the front porch, no doubt left over from Halloween

in a well kept suburban neighborhood with lots of Christmas lights in
Scottsdale, Arizona, in front of a house with a large arch supporting
a front patio

on a snow-packed dirt road through a forest in Wisconsin ("The dark
green of the pines and the red leaves of the red oaks added a touch of
color to the white snow and grey sky.")

down a gravel road in a forest of mixed trees with a lot to trees
grouped as if planted in couples in Busenhausen, Germany (which
literally means home of the... bosom)

down a gravel "no through road" in Tasmania, in a field of dandelions
and grass that were about three feet high

in Sheffield, England, in a cul-de-sac where there's a central grass
area surrounded by houses

west of Chicago, in the Fox Chase neighborhood, near the intersection
of Quarterhorse Court with Winners Cup Circle

in eastern Germany, near the Zementfabrik Deuna (cement production
site) which also operates a Förderband (conveyour belt) nearby

between Stanford University and the nearby Stanford Linear Accelerator
Center (SLAC) in, you guessed it, Stanford, California

in Santa Barbara, California, outside an independent Lexus service
shop

in an industrial area in north St Louis ("all types of buildings,
mostly brick, some in disrepair, some actively used")

in a lovely park nestled among the industrial area outside Brisbane,
Queensland ("After a shower of rain it was green and the air clear,
the tiny creek under the footbridge just trickling.")

in Maryland, on soft and muddy ground of the banks of the "South Fork
of White Marsh Run Stream Restoration and Wetland Conservation
Project"

in scrubby bushland of the Taradale Nature Conservation Reserve near
Melbourne

in South Australia, in the sparse tree line between two large fields
with stacked bales of hay

and on the road through the San Ignacio Golf Club south of Tucson,
Arizona ("and a wash with a sign that cautioned against diving - funny
considering that the wash probably has water in it maybe 5 days a
year!")

==================================

Dashing Dog Mac wishes all a Happy New Year, Geodashing style:

"The other memorable event in this last week of 2013 was catching up
with SoccerFanatics and his family for dinner in Melbourne while he
was passing through Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. We had a
very enjoyable night at the RACV Club and it just shows how Geodashing
can bring people together from all parts of the world."

==================================

Thanks to all the Geodashing players, whose many great reports are
quoted here, not always with proper attribution. Complete, original
reports are available on the Web site.

==================================

About Geodashing: Geodashing is a game in which players use GPS
receivers on a playing field that covers the entire planet. The
waypoints, or dashpoints, to be reached are randomly selected. The win
goes to who can get to the most dashpoints; that is, if you can get to
them at all! Each game has a new set of dashpoints making each game
different and unpredictable. For more information and to play, visit
http://GPSgames.org .

 

Last Updated ( 12:36 Saturday, 04 January 2014 UTC )


 
 

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