2012-05-06 52 6

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Sun 6 May 2012 in 52,6:
52.9780112, 6.5630312

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[edit] Plans

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!

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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.

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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).

[edit] Achievements

elwingelfje earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, 6) geohash on 2012-05-06.
elwingelfje earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (52, 6) geohash on 2012-05-06 at 50 km/h.