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On the `Rioolseweg', a path next to the Laaksche Vaart. A bit NorthWest from Etten-Leur.
- Trevil (talk)
- FelixTheCat (talk)
Im not sure yet, but maybe i'll take a drive and try to reach this hash.
I'm planning to take the train to Etten-Leur, then rent a bike and ride to the hash.
It was Geohashing Day, so of course I had to go on an expedition. This point looked pretty accessible and was within reasonable distance. My original idea was to take the train to Etten-Leur station and rent a bike there. The trip from Delft would normally take a little less than an hour, but unfortunately all intercity trains had been cancelled on the Delft-Rotterdam-Breda line due to an earlier accident. This meant I had to take two slower trains, and upon arriving in Breda I discovered I would have to wait for about half an hour to catch the final eight-minute ride to Etten-Leur. I decided to rent a bike in Breda and just cycle the remaining bit instead.
The weather was nice and the ride went pretty smoothly. The point was on the edge of a small path called Rioolseweg, which translates more or less to "sewer road". There was no sewage to be found, but there was a strong smell of manure, which is to be expected in agricultural areas. I found the point, took the required pictures, and cycled back to Breda. The intercity service still had not been restarted, so I took the slow trains again. The trains were rather crowded and noisy because a large contingent of football fans from somewhere in the south were travelling to see a match in Rotterdam.
My inlaws live in Etten-Leur, so it was a natural match to inform them of my plans to come their way. But, being slightly embarrassed, I dared not to meet that at the Hash itself, but went to a GeoCache instead. So at the hash itself it was just me and my family. It was a lovely day and great weather, but a pungent agricultural smell lingered, so we didn't.
This is the field next to the hash. Apparently they're growing lovage here, a type of vegetable.
| FelixTheCat (talk) earned the Land geohash achievement
| FelixTheCat (talk) earned the 2023 Geohashing Day achievement
| Trevil achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
| Trevil earned the 2023 Geohashing Day achievement