05-May-2005 -- The story starts from 50N 11E.
This is the seventh visit out of a 10-confluence-hunt along the 50 degree latitude line. The special purpose of that trip was to visit as many confluence points as possible within one day.
Coming from 50N 6E in Luxemburg, we first drove along some county roads in Luxemburg. People were celebrating Ascension Day with festivals. After a while, we reached the town Bastogne, where we intended to enter the high way E25 towards Arlon. Instead, we falsely took the country road. Not being aware of that, we were wondering why we didn’t reach the A4 towards Bruxelles. Only after reaching Arlon we realised that we went too far south. I wanted to correct this mistake by taking a shortcut on small roads. But it just got worse, finally we found ourselves back in Bastogne, where we had been more than one hour earlier. Due to this mistake we lost one more CP visit.
We left the highway at Wellin, passed though the town Haut-Fays and easily reached the confluence which is located right next to the road.
CP visit details:
- Time at the CP: 15:40 p.m.
- Driving time to get to the CP: 2 hours 35 minutes
- Driving distance: 192 km
- Distance of car parking: 262 m
- Distance to a track: 30 m
- Distance to a road: 30 m
- Distance to houses: 1000 m
- Topography: flat
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 1.32 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 6 m
- GPS height: 419 m
- Vegetation: Beech-forest (not dense).
- Weather: sunny, 20° C (felt temperature)
- Specialities: Very young light green leaves on the beech trees. On the ground grass in clusters.
- Description of the CP: In Belgium, but right next to the border to France. Mostly forested area, with scattered villages and some fields around them.
- Given Name: The Light Green Breech Confluence
Story continues at 50N 4E.