14-Jan-2001 -- For our second confluence visit, we
targeted N49 E7 west of Sarralbe in the Lorraine
department of France.
Unlike our first confluence (50N 9E) the weather was
gorgeous - very sunny with no cloud in sight but
freezing cold as well.
After about 2 hours drive through the "Pfalz" area in
Germany and after crossing the border to France, we were
approaching the confluence via the N61 and N56 roads.
According to our maps, a small track (probably for
agricultural use) would lead to a spot about 200m away
from our target. Unfortunately, it lead through a forest
where a 'battue' hunt was taking place this Sunday, and
we weren't too keen to be mistaken for some kind of
Trying the same path from its other end proved to be the
right decision - fortunately, the confluence was NOT in
the forest where the hunt was going on. Instead, it
turned out to be located just outside the enclosure of a
water tower on the top of a nearby hill.
This confluence point was very easy to get to - we later
noticed a small road leading to the water tower so we
could have driven almost right up to it. Walking through
the fields GPS in hand was more fun anyway though.