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    Posted: May 04 2011,8:52 pm QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 118 (GDAS)

"It was in the middle of Baltic Sea!!! This is not a joke!! So I
parked my car in Rahuste village and started walking. After few
hundred meters I met a sign saying 'Rahuste nature reserve'. Soon I
reached to the sea and continued on ice, until... the ice ended and
there was open sea ahead!! Distance to the dashpoint was still about a
kilometer, so I was standing there and thinking what to do. As the
water was only 20cm deep, I decided to step in. After few steps I felt
that my right foot is getting wet, and discovered that my right rubber
boot is broken. A bad surprise, but whatever, I decided to ignore it
and go on. After several meters there came a point where the sea was
about to come over the edge of the boots. I was about to turn around,
but... 'If my right foot is wet, why can't my both feet be wet??'
flashed a thought in my head. And on I went. So I stepped few hundred
meters through the cold sea, which in the deepest point reached up to
knee. After some time I reached to the shore-ice of islet Ooslalaid. I
emptied my boots of salty water, wrested dry the socks and walked over
the islet toward the destination. There was a fire-place on the islet
and an old rusty fridge with a beer bottle inside!!! And some other
garbage... it's supposed to be a nature reserve, but... The closest
place to the dashpoint on 'dry land' was 95m away."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

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Game 118 (GDAS) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League" for the
second month in a row. Honorable mention goes to team "GeoTerriers."

Individual honors go to RogBarn. Honorable mentions go to kmace, Jack
Frickey and sandrats.

The game saw 47 dashpoint hunts in six countries (US, Estonia,
Australia, Netherlands, Finland and Germany).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Oregon, in mixed juniper, ponderosa pine and sagebrush on flat
terrain ("No elk seen but there was much evidence of deer and we saw a
large coyote.")

in the Arizona desert, very close to Meteor Crater

in Maryland, in a small brick shed at the back of the lot near a
wooded area ("I don't recall ever seeing such a well built tool
shed.")

in California, in the parking lot of the Shilo Inn Hilltop Restaurant
& Lounge ("There is a good view over the freeways and green hills.")

just outside Queensland's Sunshine Coast Airport (commonly known as
the Maroochydore Airport)

about 100 yards south of the end of runway 33L just outside the fence
of BWI (Baltimore/Washington International) airport

in Nebraska, at the edge of a minimum maintenance road ("just as we
got to the DP I saw a plane landing to the west on a private airstrip
at a farm")

in a California gated community of two-story homes on postage-stamp
lots, with palms trees poking up here and there

"by an odd, and oddly appealing, sort of half-a-house design in the
tiny Mojave Desert community of Rimrock ... an area where eccentricity
is the norm."

in a pine plantation in Queensland with tall grass -- snake habitat,
large grasshoppers and large spider webs

in a "Missouri Conservation Area" down a deer track with soggy ground
and then bushwhacking through waist-high brush

in a hemmed-in pasture in Utah, with a steer staring back from under a
large gnarled tree

in the Hague, Netherlands, in a very narrow street near the front
doors of a duplex home ("beautiful tulips, hyacinths, windmills,
churches and government buildings. Wow!")

in the Texas scrub, with a wheel & fence-iron sculpture to boot ("Yup,
gotter done!")

above Washington's Puget Sound in front of a greenish house with black
shutters ("although high up from the shore, there are too many houses
in front to have a good view from here.")

in Iowa, in an old soybean field ("probably will be planted next
month") near the end of a tractor path that provided not only place to
park

in a forest in Finland ("There was still in many places snow on the
ground, but it was already quite easy to walk. Skiing is not any more
possible.")

and behind an open shed on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, with a
large vine in front ("autumn weather ensured that the vine was a blaze
of red leaves")

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

Haraldpoiss shows off his command of English:

"A little after turning right at Liiva [Estonia] I saw two roes
crossing the road, with some nice white asses."

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

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 .


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