31-Dec-2007 -- The previous day I had the successful visit of 8N 2W, now I am heading south to 6N 2W, another unvisited point.
The images show a tarmac road passing in a distance of 6.9 km NE of the confluence point. This can be a very long way into the forest. Some linear features on the image nearby are not promising. No track turns off from the road on this side (from the East). I keep on searching, travelling on the road up and down, looking for any place to 'enter the jungle'. Impossible.
I decide to travel further and reach the village of Domenasi and find a turnoff to the left (6.048°N 1.965°W) towards my point! I explain to a friendly guy, who offered his help, and the dirt feeder road is, with a lot of curves, leading in the right direction, once off, once on, but getting closer and closer. A small village, Charleskrom, some 10 houses, this is the end of this track, which was built for cocoa harvesting. Another guide with a big machete does not understand, but is very helpful and always laughing. Walking through a mix of secondary, dense forest and the cocoa trees, with little scrub, I get closer. It is hot, but not impossible to make progress. A lot of small, small tracks. The GPS (PDA with VGA display, Sirf III chip, error of plus minus 5 m, Fujitsu-Siemens, very good for this kind of recce, very accurate, and a Garmin handheld GPS, with an old chip, rather inaccurate with 10-20 m error, high failure rate when in dense forest like here) show me the direction.
And here I make it, in between the cacao trees, in dense vegetation under higher trees, leftover from the primary forest of earlier days. Exactly at the point, the GPS is jumping when I walk, all within the accepted range, a few meters up and down around the point. I take pictures of the GPS, of all directions, of the guides, and return back through the jungle hamlets to the car. Nice trip.
Continued at 6N 1E.