28-Apr-2006 -- This is the third visit out of an 11-confluence-hunt along the 50 degree latitude line. The trip starts at 50°N 13°E and
follows our previous hunt westwards along the 50 degree line.
After a successful visit of 50°N 15°E, we continued our trip eastwards. In our road atlas, there was the motorway D11 marked as ‘under construction’. In consideration that the road atlas was not the latest, we thought that the motorway should be finished by now. We especially made an extra trip to the motorway, but after 5 km it ended and we found ourselves on the county roads passing through the towns of Chlumec and Pardubice. From there we took the county road 322 through Dašice and reached the confluence easily within a short hike from the road.
On our way back we came through nearest village to the CP, which is Uhersko. The place was first mentioned in a document written in 1307. A small fortress existed here. During intrusion of Hungarians into Bohemia in 1469 the fortress was destroyed and village burnt down. The baroque church building from 1704 is dominant of the village.
CP visit details:
- Time at the CP: 15:25 p.m.
- Driving time to get to the CP from home: 2 hours 20 minutes
- Driving distance: 105 km
- Distance of car parking: 135 m
- Distance to a track: 70 m
- Distance to a road: 70 m
- Distance to houses: 900 m
- Topography: flat
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0.61 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 5 m
- GPS height: 259 m
- Vegetation: field, grass
- Weather: partly cloudy, very windy, 14° C (felt temperature)
- Specialities: Actually, the speciality of this place is, that there is none.
- Description of the CP: In the North Central Czech Republic, in Bohemia, not far from the Elbe River. On a field near Uhersko which is near Holice in the Pardubice Region. Fields all-around, some forests in 500m distance. Near the river Loučná which flows into the Elbe river.
- Given Name: The Windy Uhersko Confluence
Story continues at 50N 17E.