2013-05-25 49 9

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Sat 25 May 2013 in Würzburg:
49.7289758, 9.5523316

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Today's location is in an empty field near Reicholzheim, not far from Wertheim.

Country: Germany; state: Baden-Württemberg (EU:DE:BW); administrative region: Stuttgart; district: Main-Tauber-Kreis

Weather: mostly clouded, a few raindrops


2013 Geohashing Day retro expedition[edit]

The hashpoint for the 2013 Geohashing Day was not far from the train station in Iphofen, easily reachable by train, so I planned to go there. The only problem with that expedition was my dissertation defense the next day. I really really had to prepare for that. Although it didn't seem wise I went to the train station directly after work on the 21st. But I was late and after I bought the ticket the train had already left. So I went home and buried my geohashing plans, preparing my talk instead. Which went well.

Now Geohashing Day is a special day and I really didn't like to miss it. Luckily the rules for Mouseover day allow to visit the Geohashing Day's hashpoint and I planned to do just that. In the morning I went to the train station and took the 10:42 train to Iphofen. There I rapidly walked towards the hashpoint, following a large road first and smaller tracks later. The hashpoint was found easily. I hurried on the way back in order to catch the next train back and I was at the train station much earlier than needed. At 12:15 I was back in Würzburg.

Mouseover Day expedition[edit]

After lunch I set out again, this time for the regular Mouseover Day coordinates, starting at the train station like less than 2 hours earlier. I boarded the 14:03 train to Lauda, changed trains and I arrived at Reicholzhausen at 15:15. I walked through the town's empty streets, then up a hill and along fields. 10 minutes before 4 pm I was near the hashpoint, which was in a field with no visible plants. I took the usual pictures, then the special ones because of Mouseover Day and Towel Day. Even Scott had his towel with him! Whenever a car drove by while I was standing in the field - remember, don't panic! - I tried to act casual. As expected nobody else was there at 4 pm, but a few raindrops fell between 15:58 and 16:05.

I took a different route after that and instead of going back to Reicholzheim I went to Bronnbach. I passed vineyards and a forest on my way, which made a nice difference. I planned to take a look at the Bronnbach monastery before catching the train but when I rounded the last corner... Wait, this looks familiar. I think I have been here before. Yes, I was right. So I went to the train stop. From the internet train schedule I knew that Bronnbach is not a usual stop but a on-demand one. I didn't see any "press here for train" buttons and got a bit nervous, but the train entered the station slowly and stopped after the driver spotted me. The ride back to Würzburg passed uneventful, I was back shortly after 6 pm.

In total I went 201.7 km by train that day.

Danatar earned the 2013 Mouse Over Day achievement
by celebrating Mouseover Day in the (49, 9) graticule on the Saturday following May 21st 2013.
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Danatar earned the Don't Panic! Achievement
by geohashing with his towel on Towel Day 2013 at the (49, 9) geohash on 2013-05-25.
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