2014-04-21 50 8
In a small wood on a hill between Weidelbach and Eibelshausen.
To go there by bike from my mothers home and find a hotel nearby to stay the night and go to the next hashpoint the day after.
Here's the promised epic report:
The nearest hashpoint (50, 7) to my mothers home today was near Siegburg, but according to Google it was in a barrier lake and although my first water hash was waving, I decided against that, the more so as it leads away from home and I wanted to end up relatively close to Speyer (although I didn't hope to make it till home by bike (with only a little train part in between)). So the second nearest had to do, what would lead me once across the mountain range called Westerwald.
So I started on a sunny and fresh morning by leaving the rhine valley and ascending the Westerwald with a difference in height of 220 m in 3 km through the forrest (I know the way since my childhood). But I soon left the well known territory and entered the wilderness, where dead animals lay along the streets and heathenish rites were celebrated. But with some refreshment from some friendy disposed natives and a bus stop, where I could wait for some rain to pass, I reached the hashpoint. To bad it wasn't a saturday as I parked my bike exactly at 15:50 with 260 m to go to the hash. It would have been a perfect meetup. Just now my tablet runs out of battery, but I still had my Garmin and once again my mobile for the photos. So quality goes down from here, what was a pity, as the forrest, I was walking in was really beautiful, wet and light green and aromatic. Sun shines through the wet branches and some mist floats over the moss. Although I had to leave the way for the last 30 m I found something like a path and had no difficulties to reach the point, which was on a clearing on the top of the hill. I even had some spare food for a picnic achievement, which was real fun in such a surrounding.
On my way back I found some hail grains, proofing that the little rain that had passed me half an hour earlier came down as a thunderstorm up here. And just when I had unlocked my bike I heard some rumors from the other side of the hill and some moments later it started raining. Not impressed by that I just studied some maps and some information about cliff mining, when the thunderstorm started. I was very lucky because just next to me was a refuge for me and my bike and so I sit in a hut claiming lyrics by Heinrich Heine while hail and thunder were outside. Given the weather I decided to stay the night in Dillenburg, which was pretty close to the hashpoint what came out as a good decision as I found a very pleasant hotel there.
Last station on my journey was 2014-04-20_49_8.
Next station on my journey was 2014-04-22_50_8.
| DODO earned the Land geohash achievement
| DODO earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
| DODO achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
|DODO earned the Picnic achievement|
| DODO earned the Consecutive geohash achievement