2023-01-22 53 7

From Geohashing
Sun 22 Jan 2023 in 53,7:
53.6875241, 7.0802566
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On the island of Juist, Lower Saxony, Germany.


FelixTheCat (talk)


I've been keeping an eye out for geohashes on the East Frisian Islands for quite a while. Their small size means hashes are very rare, and since they're quite far from my home I would need at least one full day to mount a successful expedition. Fippe already managed to reach Borkum on 2020-09-17 53 6, and the (non-East Frisian) island of Helgoland on 2018-11-29 54 7. It was finally my turn to get lucky this weekend: the hash fell on Juist on Sunday, and I didn't have any other plans yet. I immediately began planning my trip, which involved a four-hour drive to a small airfield near Norden followed by a short flight to Juist.

I got up very early on Sunday morning and drove off at 06:00. The roads were largely empty and I arrived at Norden-Norddeich Airfield with plenty of time to spare. I checked in and then sat in the departure area for about an hour. Eventually only two other passengers showed up. We boarded the aircraft at 11:45, took off, and landed at around 11:50. I then walked towards the hash: first on a path through the dunes, and then along the northern beach. I found the point and took the required pictures.

Then I walked along the beach a bit more and spotted a few seals. I then followed a different path through the dunes back towards the airfield. Unfortunately I didn't have time to go to the main village on the island, so I decided to stay at the airfield and wait for my flight back. Luckily I had some snacks with me, because it turned out that the airfield restaurant was closed today. The flight back was nearly full, and because there was a large gentleman in the seat next to me it was uncomfortably cramped. I was glad the flight time was only five minutes. After we landed I got back in the hashmobile and drove all the way back home.




FelixTheCat (talk) earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (53, 7) geohash on 2023-01-22.
FelixTheCat (talk) earned the Border geohash achievement
by crossing the Dutch-German border on 2023-01-22 to reach the (53, 7) geohash.