2015-09-26 51 6
Today's location is in an empty sheep pasture in Langenfeld-Mehlbruch, near Leverkusen.
Country: Germany; State: Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia, EU-DE-NW); Regierungsbezirk (administrative region): Düsseldorf; district: Mettmann.
For four days I had been in Düsseldorf for a conference. It ended on Saturday and I was happy to have enough time to visit the hashpoint that was not far away from Düsseldorf. After leaving the fair grounds in the early afternoon (there were some last talks left, but nothing interesting) I took the subway to the main station, where I boarded a suburban train that brought me to Leverkusen-Rheindorf. From the train stop I had to walk. Pulling my wheeled suitcase and carrying another smaller trunk and my backpack I walked through Rheindorf and along the road to Mehlbruch. Most of the way there was a sidewalk, only in Mehlbruch I had to walk on the road for about 200 meters. I reached the area near the hashpoint about 10 minutes before 4 p.m., finding a meadow with a fence around it. But the gate stood wide open, so shortly before 4 p.m. I left the suitcases at the gate and walked across the meadow. The spot was right at the edge of the meadow, next to the neighboring house's garden. While I stood there I saw an elderly woman at the window, looking at me. After a friendly nod towards her she opened the window and asked if she could help me with anything. I told her that I was there for an adventure game and visiting a random spot. She told me that usually there would be sheep here so nobody could have hidden anything, also I should take care not to step into sheep droppings. I replied that I was here for a similar but different game without any hidden things and that it was a nice opportunity to get to know new places. After some more small talk about the nice quiet place the woman went back inside and I continued to take pictures. Then I went to my suitcases, walked back to the train station and took the train back to Düsseldorf main station, where I had to wait a while for the train to Mannheim.