2009-09-08 49 8

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Tue 8 Sep 2009 in 49,8:
49.4722325, 8.5345979

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In a field east of Mannheim City Airport.




Expedition total: 3.5 hours, walked 16 km

ilpadre earned the Blinded by Science Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (49, 8) geohash on 2009-09-08 because he blindly followed outdated satellite imagery.

In short: Wanted to run and walk to the hash and back, had to stop running after 1 hour and about 10 km because I suddenly experienced massive digestive problems (after having eaten too many onions and leeks the day before). Needed 1.5 hours for the remaining 5 km to the hashpoint. Went to a point south of a distinctive parking lot, just like the satellite imagery shows, and felt lucky that the field was already harvested. Walked to a nearby tram station to find out the ticket machine only accepts coins. Walked back to a supermarket to change my 5-Euro bill into coins. Returned just in time to catch the last reasonable tram. Back home, comparing my photos to the outdated satellite imagery, I realized that in the last years, an exact copy of the parking lot I used for orientation must have been built 130 m to the east, and the other one had been replaced by two office buildings. I walked to a Potemkin hash. Oh well.