2014-11-01 49 8

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Sat 1 Nov 2014 in 49,8:
49.4224011, 8.6065222

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On a field near Grenzhof.


ilpadre and, separately, DODO


ilpadre: I looked up the coordinates on Friday and knew I had to go - finally a hashpoint in walking distance, on a Saturday, while I'm in Heidelberg with no other plans. Unfortunately, I only announced it on the graticule page, and too late for DODO to take notice, and went there before DODO announced his own expedition - so no meetup. Too bad. Hope he'll find my marker!

DODO: Before I'll go rowing, I have to drive to Heidelberg surprisingly. So I come along todays hashpoint with nearly no detour. How couldn't I try? Will start now (1 pm) and be there in an hour.


ilpadre: I walked there. We had a very foggy morning in this part of Germany, so the plants in the field were wet, and walking the last 60 meters to the hashpoint made my shoes and socks as wet as if I had walked through waist-deep water. The sun came out on the way back. All in all it was a nice, but rather uneventful walking expedition.

DODO: This morning, Silke and her friend came here from a party and asked, if I could drive them home to Heidelberg on my way to the rowing club. Of course I agreed and then I remembered, that the hashpoint - which I had already given up - was somewhere west of Heidelberg. From now on, everything went pretty fast. Loading the point to my Garmin, preparing my rowing clothes, writing a short plan on the wiki and start to Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund. The way to the rowing club from there via the hashpoint is even shorter than the fastest way. I parked the car on the way that leads to the hashpoint, just 300 m lfrom the point but I couldn't really decide, where to enter the field, and so I walked some more meters. Two people stood there with two model helicopters but they were so absorbed that they hardly noticed me.

As the plants on the field wont be harvested but are just soil conditioner, I decided that I could enter the field. The last 70 m into it were not so wet as this morning, but still muddy. The search for the best entry took some time and so I had to hurry to arrive at the rowing club in time. So I didn't remark ilpadres marker (and maybe the cars of the helicopter-men have destroyed it).


ilpadre: http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout/ilpadre/5454c537e4b0cc1b266c04fb

DODO: 16 KM by car + 1 by foot



ilpadre earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-11-01 on foot, travelling a distance of 18.3 km.
DODO earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-11-01.