2010-06-05 53 10
Close to the concentration camp memorial in Neuengamme -- judging by Google Maps, on a field near a parking area. Possibly accessible.
If I have time, I (Pne) may attempt to meet up there for 16:00.
The location was on the bank of a drainage ditch on a field, on the area where the Neuengamme concentration camp used to be. It's now a memorial, and only some of the buildings and "facilities" are left, such as a short stretch of concrete wall with barbed wire, and one watchtower.
I saw that the geohash was in Hamburg, close to a bus stop, so I thought I would try to make it there - it would be my first ever geohash expedition! From the maps, it also looked as if the location would be accessible (not in the middle of water, not inside someone's house, not fenced off and off-limits), since not far from it there was a footpath that was presumably accessible to the public.
I took the bus 327 there.
There are three bus stops at the concentration camp memorial: the exhibition, the old brick factory, and the memorial itself. The middle bus stop seemed to be closest. Unfortunately, misleading information made it look as if the middle bus stop was the "exhibition" one, when that was actually the first, so a little walk was involved. But not that far.
Except: when I got close to the point, I saw that it was on the other side of a drainage ditch! Fortunately, it wasn't far to a spot where one could cross over, and I went back along the other bank. I saw that the latitude was very close to the ditch, and I feared I would have to walk down the steepish bank or even step into the water, but I ended up being able to take a picture with the exact coordinates (to 5 d.p., the highest resolution my satnav will display) without going down the bank itself.
It was fairly warm and sunny.
(I see that I forgot to switch my camera over to summer time, so the EXIF data shows that they were taken around 15:00 rather than around 16:00.)
| Pne earned the Land geohash achievement
| Pne earned the Public transport geohash achievement
| Pne earned the xkcd Nullaturion achievement