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A field near Wislikofen
- Catch train to Eglisau at 14:37
- Proceed to Rümikon AG
- Walk to the hashpoint
- Go back to the Rhine and look at Germany
Switzerland borders to Germany in the North. This border is mostly defined by the river Rhine, which springs from Lai da Tuma (Pre-Romansh for "Lake of the Tomb") in the Swiss Alps and consumes a bunch of other rivers before emptying into the North Sea in the Netherlands. Rather close to the river and the German frontier lies the 300-inhabitant village of Wislikofen, the most notable features of which are an abbey, a weird bell tower and the 2012-08-25 47 8 hashpoint.
Calamus arrived at Rümikon, the next village attached to some rails, at half past three, which gave him about double the time to reach the village. The hashpoint happened to be on one of the few fields which were already mowed, even though it was still August. This allowed Calamus to easily access it without the danger of damaging one of the many sunflower plantations about. The remaining fifteen minutes to 4pm were spent on getting the exact spot and taking pictures of the village and the abbey.
When he got back to Rümikon, Calamus still had another fifteen minutes left until the train was going to pass by. He spent it at the Rhine, looking at the quickly streaming water and over to a German village he couldn't find on any map (his only guess was that it was an unnamed detached part of Hohentengen). Google maps had shown the German side of the river as grayish and not very nice, but as Calamus had hoped, this was just the fault of of really outdated cameras. In fact, it looked almost as nice as the Swiss side, and Calamus decided to investigate this country once the hashpoint was in a suitable location.
| Calamus earned the Land geohash achievement
| Calamus earned the Public transport geohash achievement
| Calamus earned the xkcd Nullaturion achievement