2009-01-31 48 8

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Sat 31 Jan 2009 in Pforzheim:
48.9971020, 8.2379434

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[edit] Location

The 48 8 Geohash of Saturday, January 31st 2009 is located in a field near Neuburg am Rhein. It's a 1.5km walk from the Neuburg train station. As remarked by Ilpadre, you won't find that many 48 8 hashes in Rheinland-Pfalz, as this graticule only has about 25km2 in said state.

[edit] Expeditions

[edit] Koepfel

[edit] Planning

I'm planning to visit this hash. Since I have to work in the morning, I plan to go there in the late afternoon. I'm not yet exactly sure, until which time I have to work, also I have to be back in Karlsruhe before 19:00, so I don't know yet, when I arrive at the Hash and if I even make it at all. I'll try, though. Here's my planned schedule:

  • Take the 15:37 S5 train from Karlsruhe Kronenplatz, arrive at Wörth at 16:07, then take the 16:19 local train, which arrives at Neuburg at 16:28.
  • Then I'll head for the hash. Since I probably won't make it there and back in 20 minutes (that's when the next train to Karlsruhe departs), I'll take the the 17:51 local train back to Wörth, arriving at 18:01, then change to the 18:13 S5 train to Karlsruhe Kronenplatz, where I'll arrive at 18:43.

[edit] Live from the Expedition

  • took an earlier train. Just arrived at neuburg --koepfel 14:36, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
  • ...and now, i'm writing live from the hash. It's right in the middle of a field. Kinda muddy out here --koepfel 15:12, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Now the Internet has been to Neuburg, too.
An otter and several ducks and coots in a Rhine branch

[edit] Afterwards

(all Pictures of the expedition)

Note: This is a just a short summary of the expedition. A more detailed description is included in the Image Gallery linked above

As opposed to my original plan to start the expedition at 15:37, I started about an hour earlier, which in the end was a good idea, since it was already getting dark on the way back today.

I started at Durlacher Tor, after storing my laptop and books at the University, boarded the S4 to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, then took a Regionalexpress to Wörth and a Regionalbahn to Neuburg. After a 25-minute walk, during which I watched some ducks in a Rhine branch and rode a aerial ropeway on a playground, I arrived at the Hash. At the Hash, I took some photos, edited the wiki and visited the IRC channel. After a while, I realized, I should go back to the station, if I didn't want to miss my train and wait an hour for the next one. At 16:51, I took the Regionalbahn back to Wörth, then changed to the S5 light rail to Kronenplatz.

Koepfel earned the xkcd Nullaturion achievement
by attending 1 Saturday meetup.