04-Jan-2018 -- This is the 9th out of 11 reports reaching confluence points during our two-week trip through southern Brazil and eastern Paraguay. The story starts at 23°S 46°W and continues from 26°S 57°W. The itinerary and additional pictures can be found here.
Midday we reached the town of San Ignacio. After lunch, we drove 20 km southwards on a cobble stone road and another 1.5 km on a dirt road up to 500 m distance to the confluence point. From there we followed foot paths across varying pastures thereby bypassing a farmhouse, a little forest and finally we dropped down to a pasture where the confluence is located on.
The confluence was located right in the middle of a pasture with grazing cattle. The cows ignored our doing. Besides high grass and reeds there are some flowers growing at the confluence point.
On the way back, we encountered a hidden field where they grow marihuana. We continued our drive towards Encarnación as the southernmost place in Paraguay.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance of car parking: 500 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 15 minutes
- Time at the CP: 2:50 PM
- Measured height: 69 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 2 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: high grass, reeds, scattered blue flowers
- Weather: sunny, 33° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Marihuana Confluence
The story continues at 27°S 56°W.