27.08.2011 - 27.08.2011
According to German law, bus drivers need to take breaks at certain intervals, so these were scheduled in. This stop for to give the drivers a break and for us to stop at a unique location. We had a little delay with a train crossing arm that was faulty, then off to a little hike for us. We were on our way to a confluence point, at N 50º E 6º. It was a bit of a hike up a wet, gravel trail. At least it had stopped raining. I’m sure the cows we passed were wondering why 200 people were walking by on this out of the way trail. We got some nice views over the sleepy little village and farmlands. At the marker, we were able to check the accuracy of our gps units and read a sign about it (auf Deutsch). You could have driven there with a car, but definitely not 5 tour buses. It was nice to get out a walk a little bit. We drove through the countryside and stopped at Europe’s oldest continuous geocache in Belgium. It has been in place since July 2000. How cool is that?