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Today's location is in the allotment garden/community garden "Hubertus 1905" in Dresden.
Country: Germany; state: Sachsen (Saxony, EU:DE:SN); district: Dresden; Stadtteil: Pieschen-Nord/Trachenberge
From the map, the hash is not accessible to the public: it is in an area with small private gardens. But it is less then half a kilometer from my home thus I have to give it a try :-).
After work I cycled first to the market to do some of my shopping and only managed to make it to the hash location shortly after 5 pm. It was already dark (thus sorry for the pictures :-)). I couldn't get closer than about 33m.
I'm a little disappointed to not being able to reach the hash as this would have been one of the rare Couch Potato Geohash honorable mentions at 303m from my living room.
| Oisín earned the No trespassing consolation prize
As Oisín already mentioned it was clear that this expedition would almost certainly not reach the spot, but I had lots of free time and every Not Trespassing consolation prize gets me nearer to the Posted achievement. Also, another hashpoint in an allotment garden? The 2014-12-28 spot had already been in one, in the southern part of Dresden, but with lots of snow on that day I didn't even try. A quick internet search tells me that there are 374 allotment gardens in Dresden, with about one parcel for every 10 inhabitants of Dresden and a total area of 2.3 % of the city area.
I cycled over the Waldschlösschenbrücke, from where I could see the moderate high-water currently occurring. The water was 2-2.3 meters higher than usual (and already 1 meter less than last Monday) and it reached the upper edge of the bank, but at least in Dresden there's almost no land flooded; in comparison, the very bad flooding of 2002 was more than eight meters above normal. I cycled along the Stauffenbergallee, then along some other streets until I was near the hashpoint. The last street was only a dirt track. A few minutes before 3 p.m. I stood before a closed gate. This was a bit surprising because I had expected to be stopped only at the last parcel, 10 meters of the spot. On a day with better weather and thus many people in the allotment this would probably have been the case. I tried the other gates, but all of them were closed, so I started my journey back. On the way, I made some detours to go shopping.