2020-10-20 45 5
| Tue 20 Oct 2020 in 45,5:|
In the woods in La Verpillière.
I took the train at Lyon-Jean-Macé and arrived in La Verpillière shortly before 14:30.
The geohash was located in the woods just behind the gendarmerie brigade. I considered ringing at the door and asking for the permission to cross the premises but my better judgment decided against it.
Instead, I took a pathway around the woods to access the coordinates from the opposite direction. A narrow creek flowed between the path and the woods. Conveniently, a couple of stair steps and a few rocks provided me with a mean to cross while keeping my feet dry.
I reached the coordinates at 15:00, recorded proof then went back towards the train station taking the same route I had walked on my way in, which led me back in front of the gendarmerie brigade.
As I was walking by, two gendarmes came out and asked me to answer a few questions. They were curious to know why I was circling around the place and had previously photographed the building. After showing my ID and explaining what geohashing is, I was allowed to go with a simple advice against doing suspicious stuff like this in the current context.
A nearby newsagent's shop was selling postcards, to my utter surprise (I don't want to diss the town, but who comes to La Verpillière and decides to buy a postcard?!). Someone may receive a Hashcard in the near future.
|Baarde earned the Land geohash achievement|
|Baarde earned the Police Geohash Achievement|
|Baarde earned the Hashcard achievement|
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