2010-02-20 51 4

From Geohashing
Sat 20 Feb 2010 in 51,4:
51.8360114, 4.8260195

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The location is close to Giessendam, just a few meters from the road. Right next to the hash location, the road crosses over a cargo railway known as the Betuweroute.


Expedition by Joris

Giessendam is close to Werkendam, on the opposite side of the river Boven-Merwede. As Werkendam was the target of my my previous hash, I'm getting to know this part of the graticule quite well. I didn't even bother to make a map.

I arrived by bicycle around 15:45 and walked around for about 20 minutes. The location was laughably easy to reach by simply walking a few meters away from the road. This is actually how I prefer things; I guess I'm not the fence-climbing type of hasher.


As I was preparing to leave, my eye was caught by an empty beer can. It reminded me of the Geotrash idea, so I picked up the can to take it with me. Just as I was congratulating myself with this good deed, I noticed another empty can... I ended up collecting about 15 empty beer cans (mostly Heineken), and the bags they came in, and even an empty beer bottle (Grolsch). All these objects were found in a radius of maybe 20 meters from the hash point.

I was shocked.

On the way home, I noticed the huge amount of waste in the sides of the road. The pieces of waste are lying literally just a few meters apart. Again mostly empty beer cans, but also lots of plastic bottles. I had never realized that the situation is this bad.

On my next geohash trip, I'll bring a large plastic bag and fill it completely. Even if there is no waste at the geohash location, I could easily fill the bag on the way home. If all geohashers work together, hopefully we can still save our graticule. Who is with me?


Joris earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (51, 4) geohash on 2010-02-20.