24-Oct-2008 -- Continued from 38S-141E.
Having spent a very enjoyable 3 days touring the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, it was time to head towards home and today would be the quickest and easiest 3 confluences that we have logged since being involved with the Degree Confluence Project. Leaving Ballarat, we decided to travel down to Meredith, and then take the Shelford Road that would take us straight past this very easy to log confluence. When the GPS showed that we were almost parallel to this confluence, it was a very quick and easy 120 metre walk from where we parked our car on the side of the road and headed towards the confluence.
One of the requirement of the Degree Confluence Project states that any successful visit must be within 100 metres of the Confluence. For those that do not want to go to the exact spot, there would have been no need to go through the fence, as when we reached the fence line, it was only 90 metres to the confluence. When you are this close and a very easy walk, you would be silly not to get to the exact spot. Within less than 2 minutes inside the paddock, I was doing the usual confluence dance and had the exact spot pin pointed. With photos in hand, it was on to the quaint little town of Shelford and out to the Hamilton Highway via Cressy.
The Hamilton Highway, sign posted B140, sea saws its way along the Latitude of 38° making it very easy to travel without any large detours to reach our next confluence within just over an hour.
Continued at S38 E143.