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Geodashing: Jul16   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 181 (GDDD)

"After much to-ing and fro-ing around Werribee, coming up against closed
roads, security gates and the prospect of joining a Safari bus jammed with
children on a trip around the Werribee Open Range Zoo, we decided to stop and
tap into local knowledge. I knew there was a bike track near the dash point so
it was just a matter of how to get to it. We went to the Information Centre at
the Zoo entrance and had a chat to the ladies on duty about walking tracks in
the area. Armed with loads of information and maps of the precinct we
proceeded to the nearby Werribee Park Mansion, where we parked the car about a
kilometre from zero. A delightful walk through the Sculpture Walk, the
Heritage Orchard and the old farm buildings, plus a sighting of grazing
antelopes across the river, took us to a path which eventually led us to a
bridge across the river and the bike path along the escarpment. We walked
along the path, waving to several cyclists enjoying the winter sunshine, until
we reached 94 metres. A short walk over to the fence line separating us from
the animals grazing on the savannah of the open range zoo saw us reach 74
metres. The walk back was quite leisurely as we took in the natural beauty of
the area. We decided that a proper visit of the zoo, the mansion, the State
Rose Garden and the accompanying winery was well overdue. Thank you Scout for
taking us to a such a lovely place less than an hour from home."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia with Madam Dash
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Game 181 (GDDD) of Geodashing was won by team Llama League, their third win
in a row. Honorable mention goes to team GeoTerriers.

Individual honors go to RogBarn. Honorable mention goes to SoccerFanatics.

The game saw 40 dashpoint hunts in six countries (Australia, Lithuania,
Brazil, Uruguay, US and Germany).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

inside the Werribee Open Range Zoo southwest of Melbourne, reachable by hiking
and biking trails along the river outside

in Lithuania, 437 meters off the road in woods, driven past but not reachable
in heavy rain, in the dark, close to midnight :-(

on a road (or strip of conjugated potholes) in the Uruguayan frontier town of
Chui ("The only reason this place exists is for Brazilians to cross the border
and buy duty free products.")

at a junction outside Cologne, Germany, where a tourist sign helpfully
indicates "500m to the Landhaus Spatzenhof"

in Evansville, Indiana, in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express which was
next to a LaQuinta Inn and right next to the cloverleaf exit from Interstate
69

next door to a couple of motels (here motels are for "illicit" sex) in the
once amazingly chic Uruguayan city of Punta del Este (back in the 1950s and
'60s)

in Leipzig, Germany, inside a Second-Hand-Shop for gastronomy accessories

in the yard behind a house in Rio Rico, Arizona, only about 10 km from the
Mexican border ("Recent Monsoon rains had really greened up the surrounding
desert landscape")

in a cornfield in Nebraska ("All the fields are amazingly lush and green, the
weather lovely with mashed potato clouds dotting the sky.")

in the Florida panhandle, about 320 meters down a rough, red dirt track, past
a small lake and on rough ground with scrubby brush

in a large field of grass near a grove of trees in Missouri, with Queen Anne's
Lace growing along both sides of the road

in an uncultivated field in Nebraska across the road from a pig farm with a
sign regarding respecting their "biosecurity"

in a cul-de-sac in Melbourne's outer northern suburb of Craigieburn, filled
with new streets dotted with modern homes, many still being built

on a lovely street in San Anselmo, California, where most of the homes are
hidden behind trees, hedges and other greenery giving the area almost a
Hobbiton feel

and near a log house with several private ponds in northern Ohio, in a hilly
and wooded area with lots of gritty towns and run-down houses

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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.

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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 ( 16:03 Thursday, 04 August 2016 UTC )


 
 

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