2011-05-21 49 10

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Sat 21 May 2011 in Bamberg:
49.3363335, 10.6496377

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Today's location is at the edge of a forest near Ansbach, the capital of the administrative region

Country: Germany; state: Bayern (Bavaria, EU:DE:BY); administrative region: Mittelfranken; district: Ansbach rural district

Weather: Sunny with many clouds, distant thunder


1) take train from Würzburg at 13:41 arriving in Ansbach at 14:46

2) cycle to the hashpoint

3) celebrate

4) return to train station for train at 17:10

5) no rapture occurs, Matt 15,36 says "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."



The expedition went as planned. I took a slow regional train to Ansbach, then went to the court garden next to the train station to eat the first half of the lunch I had bought in Würzburg: asian fried noodles with chicken to go. Then I set out towards the hashpoint. The my route instructions were easy: cycle around the court garden, then follow the federal road B14, then follow the state road to the hashpoint. Because the federal road was a 4 lane high speed road, I prefered the side tracks for a large part of the route. Cycling was more difficult than usual, I don't know why (it wasn't the dynamo like during the 2010-05-16 49 9 expedition). After a while I reached the forest where I knew the hashpoint was located and to the track I believed lead to the hashpoint. I cycled through the up to 50 cm high grass until I reached the distant corner of the field. When I took a glance at my GPS receiver I found out that I had taken one track too early, so I cycled back towards the road. While doing so I scared a deer that was hiding in the field only 5 metres from me, but it disappeared into the forest before I could take a picture. At 15:35 I reached the correct edge of the forest. I carefully walked through more than waist-high nettles along an abandoned but still recognizable track and reached the hashpoint.

I celebration of the special day I ate the rest of my fried noodles and finished it with some Nibs. Then I waited for 4 pm. At 15:45 I heard distant thunder, but it became less after a while. A few minutes after 4 pm I left the hashpoint and followed the abandoned track in the other direction which soon lead me around the nettles and back to my bike. Then I cycled back to Ansbach, bought groceries in a supermarket on the way and went to the train station. The return train trip was as boring as the there trip, I got off one station early because it was nearer to my home.

P.S.: In the evening of the 23rd I was scratching that itching "pimple" on my shoulder for what felt like the one hundredth time since the evening before. For the first time I looked at it and instantly identified it as a tick! PANIC! I instantly went to get a pair of tweezers and pulled it out.

Danatar earned the 2011 Geohashing Day achievement
by celebrating in the (49, 10) graticule on May 21st 2011.
2011-05-21 49 10 scottnibs.jpg


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