2012-06-09 52 4

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Sat 9 Jun 2012 in Amsterdam:
52.2504609, 4.4625358

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On a farmer's field in Noordwijkerhout




The plan is go by bike and arrive at exactly 4pm in case somebody else suffers from the same insanity.


I decided to go by bike to this one. As soon as I left, I noticed it was almost storming and the entire way up to the hash it seemed it was headwind. If this wasn't enough, after a few minutes it also started to drizzle. Although the weather didn't really cooperate today, the route itself was pretty nice. There is an official bike route network in this area, and most of the roads I took were part of this network.

The geohash was on a flower farm located next to a camping site called 'Op hoop van zegen' (meaning something like 'upon hoping for god's blessing'). I left my bike at the camping site and walked to the farm. When I arrived, the farmer was just refilling his 'flowers for sale' stall in front of the farm. I asked him kindly if I could go into his fields to make some pictures. He agreed as long as I did not step on his freshly planted flowers, which was no problem at all, since there was a sand path in the field that led to the geohash.

At exactly 4 o'clock, I took a picture of myself, standing in the flower field. My GPS even said for a few moments that the distance was only 0.01m. I waited a few minutes on the farm, hoping to meet another geohasher, but alas.

I bought a can of icetea in the camping shop and climbed back my bike. The route home was fantastic. It was dry and all the time it was downwind.

Added: A few weeks later, I learned that there is a (mystery) geocache hidden very near the geohash location. In fact, if my camera had x-ray vision, I would have photographed it. Even more amazingly, the cache owner is an active geohasher.
Note by Palmpje: If you thought I am the owner of this geocache I have to disappoint you... I merely know the solution and still have to log the thing, despite it being roughly 1.5 km from home. But I have met the owner, at yet another geocache!




Murfie earned the Ambassador achievement
by obtaining permission to access the (52, 4) geohash on 2012-06-09.

Murfie earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 3 hours total to the (52, 4) geohash on 2012-06-09.

Although I endured some rain showers, I don't feel I got wet enough to earn a Drowned Rat achievement.