30-Jul-2017 -- This is the third out of 13 reports reaching confluence points in Finland. The story starts from 61°N 28°E and continues from 61°N 27°E.
We parked our car at a distance of only 49 m at a T-intersection of a minor road and a private access road to a residential plot. In Finland, the residential houses are spread all over the country. Moreover, most Finnish families own a summer-house in the country side. All these houses have their own access roads. As a consequence, confluencing becomes quite easy, because there is always a drivable road within a couple of hundred metres. However, this fact only holds for Southern Finland.
We walked over uneven and swampy terrain. Even though the distance was so short, it took us nearly 5 minutes to reach the exact location. The confluence is located in a mixed forest with undergrowth and fallen logs covered with moss. Just another 15 m further, there is another track and on the other side there is an open agricultural field.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance of car parking: 49 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 min
- Time at the CP: 6:59 AM
- Measured height: 111 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: mixed wet forest, horse tails
- Weather: mostly clear, 17° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The T-intersection Horse Tail Confluence
The story continues at 62°N 26°E.