2012-03-08 50 11
On a small dirty field on the edge of Hammerstedt.
Juja will cycle there after work, hopefully arriving before sunset and getting back home soon enough for a big noodly dinner. Geohashing company and invitations to big noodly dinners are welcome!
Chances were that today's Geohash point could be on private property - the satellite picture looked like someone's abandoned garden patch. But I still don't have the Ambassador achievement, so I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
I started right after work and promised Reinhard to send him a message if the point would not be accessible. I know the way to Hammerstedt, so getting there was no problem, and even finding the place... well, I followed my Edgie in low-zoom mode and was just about to congratulate myself for having found the patch and being able to ride my bike right to the point when I zoomed in and noticed that this was obviously another one - the real point was still 50 meters away. And there were fences. So I pushed my bike back on the road and was about to give up and text Reinhard about my failed Geohashing attempt when I noticed that the fence just... vanished after 30 meters. What was left could have been someone's garden, but if it was, it was a really unprivate and uninhabited garden and so I didn't hesitate to go to the hash, take my photos and mark the way afterwards with a piece of chalky stone I found nearby. Successful Geohash, yay!
Reinhard had to finish some housework after work and could wait for Juja to come back successfully. It was shortly after 10 pm when he started the quick ride there. Thanks to Juja's road painting finding the quickest way to the hash was no problem. Annoyingly a stupid neighborhood dog was barking all the time, while Reinhard and his two companions were looking for the exact spot and taking the most important pictures for proof. 75 min after start Reinhard was back at home. Definitely an easy hash.