2014-04-22 50 8
A field in the north of Merzhausen.
To go there by bike from Dillenburg and go on to Saalburg.
Once again the weather was fine and so I started for another beautiful hash day after a fulminant breakfast in my hotel. The first 23 kilometers were pretty easy as I followed the valley of the river Dill. Then I had to change to the Lahn valley which I just crossed to a long but smooth ascent to reach the Weil valley. But on the top of that hill was a beautiful lake which invited me for a picnic, and down in Weilmünster was an ice cream parlour and I couldn't resist. Strengthed this way the next ascent went very well until 3 KM ledt to the hashpoint - the rain started. The next village wasn't far away and soon I found a protecting bus stop, but I was already complete wet.Now you will come to know, why I have these two big bags at my bike: I could change my clothes. And soon after that the rain stopped and I continued the ride through the fresh washed world. The way now continues through a small valley with woods and meadows which looked very inspiring after the rain, and big flows of water were running over all pathes; well, I was already used to get wet and dirty on my bike from yesterday.
On a meadow at the exact end of the valley was the hashpoint. I just had to fix my bike and walk into the meadow. I wondered weather I should put my shoes of, but as I didn't have a ring with me, no hobbit achievement was possible, and with so wet shoes a honorable mention of a drowned rat is more than appropriate. I left a little mark at the place where I parked my bike and then I went on to the Saalburg, a former roman fort, that was rebuild in the 19. century, as emperor Wilhelm was a big fan of the romans (and the limes went along this place). Unfortunately it was alittle late for a visit so a photo had to do. Then I could enjoy the descent from the Taunus mountains for the last 8 KM of my trip.
At the tourist information in Bad Homburg I found out, that there is a restaurant in Bad Homburg that is decorated with a star by michelin; and the hotel, it belongs to, was not to expensive (and had a bath tub in my room). But these experiences belong to another story. Only so much: I had an extraordinary evening.
Last station on my journey was 2014-04-21_50_8.
Next station on my journey was 2014-04-23_49_8.
| DODO earned the Land geohash achievement
| DODO earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
| DODO earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
| DODO earned the Drowned Rat Geohash Honourable Mention