2012-07-27 62 6
South-eastern of Ålesund,_Norway, in the woods on a hillside somewhat near a few houses which might be called town or settlement, but don't even have a town sign, at least none I noticed.
This summer holiday was all about traveling around in Scandinavia. A buddy from University and I decided to go up north to see Norway and Sweden, both astonishingly beautiful countries. Even in the planning stages of our trip (if they can be called that, because there really was almost no planning ahead) I thought about geohashing and how to reach the points. Due to the fact that I didn't want to pay for roaming, we only had Internet access at our stay in Ålesund. I noticed the points nearly ideal location as it did not fell in water or ontop of a mountain or some other unreachable place, of which there are quite a few in Norway.
As I finished convincing T.W. to go on an even bigger adventure than the trip itself and had pointed out the possibility of achievements, the only thing left to do was entering the necessary data into Navit and head on. We went along a beautiful road which we had intended to use anyways and only took a small detour in favor of the hash. In really sunny and hot weather, we made the last few hundred meters on foot on a farm track before we had to go strait through the woods. I had left geohashdroid running on my phone since Ålesund and therefore even had a sky view for orientation, which did not help at all, as expected. We headed through boggy forest soil, over small and medium creeks, and stopped every five meters to take pictures of flowers, the surrounding mountains or some roaming cows. As always, the trees got bigger and denser which lead to decreasing GPS signal strength, but as the tracklog shows, I almost certainly passed through the point at some time. I even spent quite some time running around in circles while looking silly with my phone in front of me. We then declared the point as reached on own authority, took the celebratory silly grin picture and headed back while taking even more pictures and continued our trip heading in the general direction of Trondheim, but that's a different story.
Probably an exemplar of Digitalis purpurea, which is highly poisonous.
| Gefrierbrand earned the Drag-along achievement
|Gefrierbrand earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
| Gefrierbrand earned the Land geohash achievement