2009-01-21 49 8

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Wed 21 Jan 2009 in Mannheim:
49.3946864, 8.6585472

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The hashpoint is in Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund and southeast of Eppelheim, a small city almost completely surrounded by the urban district of Heidelberg. The point is in a field next to an airfield.



The point is less than 2 km from my home and next to one of my running tracks, and I have been on all three streets surrounding the field. The only proof for a Déjà Vu Geohash I could offer is this part of a photograph, taken from the track south of the field and from about 300 m away - but I don't want to be greedy and take the achievement again.

2009-01-21 49 8 2007-07-01.jpg

Expedition: Watch the short video of the expedition!

I stepped out of my home at 7:40, crossed a bridge over the railroad tracks leading to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof and walked to the hashpoint. After a short walk of about 2 km, I reached the field and waited for the sun to rise and Danatar to come. Danatar arrived, but the sun was obscured by clouds and sunrise was only noticable by the gray sky becoming gradually lighter.

We parted, certain that some day we will meet again at a different hashpoint.


I had visited my parents and was returning to Würzburg. I had planned go to the hashpoint and then to the train station on foot, but my parents thought it would be too far to make it in time, so my dad drove me by car.

When we arrived at the hashpoint, ilpadre was already there. We waited for sunrise (08:10), took pictures and left.

ilpadre and Danatar earned the Sunrise Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2009-01-21 to smile at the first rays of sun to cross the horizon.
2009-01-21 49 8 d-ilsunrise.jpg