2012-05-06 52 6
Go by car to Assen (I'm passing through anyway), leave the A28 highway, enter the parking lot and drive through at the speed limit!
It all turned out rather well, actually.
The way there was a bit complicated as I had memorized it coming from Groningen, but I came from the other direction. I decided to exit the highway, find a spot to stop the car for a moment and turn on the navigation. At that point - oh wonder - I found out I was only one street away from the hashpoint. Amazing innate sense of direction, or just lucky? We may never know.
The hashpoint itself was in the middle of a parking lot, that apparently belonged to some ministerial building on the other side of the street. It was a lot more green and tree-ish than is visible on the satellite photo. I wish my workplace had such a nice parking lot! Another lucky point: the entrance barrier was up. Two minutes before arriving I realized I had no cash on me to pay a possible parking fee, so that was really lucky. I could drive right in. I drove through the hashpoint at the speed limit (which in the Netherlands is 50 km/h in cities) and took a few pictures. Then I quickly left, feeling a bit suspicious and out of place in the empty parking lot.
It was getting dark so it was difficult to get a picture where it is clear that I am at the hashpoint. I took one of the google maps printout though, where you can see that the layout of the parking lot in picture one really looks a lot like the aerial photograph. Also no pictures of me actually driving through it (something about danger).
| elwingelfje earned the Land geohash achievement
| elwingelfje earned the Speed racer achievement