2011-06-19 49 11
Today's location is in a meadow/field near Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.
Country: Germany; state: Bayern (Bavaria, EU:DE:BY); administrative region: Oberpfalz; district: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Weather: sky partly covered by clouds, sometimes rain
- start at Würzburg main station at 9:43, arrive at Pölling train station at 11:51
- walk 5 km to the hashpoint, party, eat nibs and think of thepiguy, walk back
- take return train at 14:07/15:12, be back at Würzburg 16:16/17:16
- barbeque at Danatar's place 19:00
As I write this, I am currently flying over the UK. As such, I am keeping my promise to Danatar, although I won't be able to upload this until much later.
I was in (46,6) the past two weeks, for research purposes. This was my first of what will likely be many such research visits over the next several years. Unfortunately I did not manage to meet up with Crox, but hopefully I will in the future.
On Saturday, after finishing my two weeks in Geneva, I took the train to Würzburg to revisit my European "home graticule". Danatar met me at the train station, and we planned a few last details for the next day's geohash over dinner.
We caught the Sunday morning train to Pölling, which is 3.5km as the crow flies, but a little over 5km as the geohasher walks. We wasted no time in setting out. At one point, the road became narrow with barely any shoulder to walk on. Danatar pointed out a path into the forest, which was heading in approximately the right direction, and we decided to take as it. Unfortunately, the forest path was a logging road, and ended after a while. It mostly followed the actual road, so when the path ended we could just walk through the forest in the direction of the road until we found it.
Upon reaching the next small village, it started to rain quite heavily. We came prepared, although thankfully it didn't last long. From there, it was a relatively simple walk to the field containing the hashpoint, and then a quick trip to the hashpoint itself.
At the hashpoint, srs0 took out the packages of nibs that he had brought from Canada, and gave them to Danatar. After some celebratory nibs, we quickly headed back to the Pölling train station, and made it with a few minutes to spare.
It was great to once again visit Würzburg, see Danatar, and geohash in Europe. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
(I'm now about to leave the UK's airspace.)
We walked 9.7 km in total. This expedition was srs0's first one in this graticule. It was the second one for Danatar, but on the first one he got off at the same train station.