2009-01-09 53 9

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Fri 9 Jan 2009 in 53,9:
53.5633811, 9.7639449

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  • Coordinates: 53.563381056270906 9.763944940750704
  • Surroundings: the river Elbe, sports club, campsite
  • Weather: cold, cloudy winter day

The hash is located at the shore of the river Elbe, close to the district "Rissen".


Hermann was there:
On this wonderful winter morning, I woke up very well rested. In my warm car I drove to the hash and was rewarded with a stunning beautiful sunrise over the amazing scenery of snow and sheets of ice. The temperature was at -12.5°C therefore I now am the Cold Geohash award holder. Surprisingly, two other female geohashers showed up and we had a great time building a giant marker made of

My sleep was rudly interrupted by someone who dialed the wrong number. There were still four hours left until classes started, but I could not get back to sleep, though. I rode my bike down to the shore: I already wore my warmest pants, however I was freezing my balls off since it was very windy. The past night temperatures dropped to -12.5°C making the water condensate at the inner side of windows at my place, but this morning the IR-thermometer I brought only showed -4.5°C. Well, a Frozen Geohash at last. During the night there had been no clouds at the sky but now the view across the river was totally unimpressive and the ice was all dirty and did not look nice and shiny in any way. On the other hand locating the geohash was quite easy: A small mysterious sign without anything written on it seemed to be exactly at the hash. I fiddled around with numb icy fingers trying to take pictures but failed to take a proper photo with Stupid Grintm. Returning home my nose was at 14°C. Maybe I should create a "Coldest Geohasher" award.

I visited the hash again and cable-tied an XKCD-label to that sign.


Hermann earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (53, 9) geohash on 2009-01-09 while the temperature was -4.5°C.
Hermann Geohash 2009-01-09 53 9 P1096456.jpg
Hermann earned the Sunrise Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (53, 9) geohash on 2009-01-09 to smile at the first rays of sun to cross the horizon.
Hermann Geohash 2009-01-09 53 9 P1096460.jpg


Second Visit[edit]

I woke up and thought "today is a good day to do what has tobe done by me[1] and tape an XKCD-label to the empty sign". So I went...