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The Geohash is located near Ahlten on a field.
I planned to take the S-Bahn (train) to Ahlten on the 17th of February, then ride my bike to the hashpoint and be there at midnight.
My plans worked out. I got on the S-Bahn at 22:00 and arrived very early in Ahlten. I got on my bike and travelled to the hashpoint, which was on a muddy field (why do I always get the muddy fields? ^^), but then had plenty of time to go back to Ahlten, because I wanted to check out, what I saw before on Google Maps:
Ahlten has the best street names ever: They have Planetenstraße (Planet Street), Merkurring, Venusring (Ring of Mercury/Venus, whatever that might be), Marsstraße (Mars Street), Jupiterring, Saturnring, nothing Uranus-related (no idea why they left him out), Neptunring, and a little side street called Plutoweg (Pluto Way), but nothing Eris-related. They also had Sonnenweg (Sun Way), Nordlicht (Northern Light) and Nordstern (North Star), and the probably best pun: Milchstraße (Milky Way). I wanted to take pictures for you guys, but it was too dark to take a picture without flash, but with flash the signs were to bright to be read.
Anyway, as midnight came closer and the people of Ahlten probably began to wonder why some lunatic was taking pictures of street signs, I rode back to the field, took the required proof and stayed there for a while. I was hoping that at midnight a ligntning bolt would come down to mark the geohash point, but to my disappointment, nothing happened. Then, I hurried back to the train station to get the day's last (actually: first) S-Bahn back to Hannover.
| Fippe earned the Land geohash achievement
| Fippe earned the Midnight Geohash achievement