11-Feb-2006 -- On our return to water well drilling in Jongolei State, South Sudan, for the 2006 season, I was able to take the time and walk to the confluence of 6N and 32E. It was too good a chance to miss, as it was only a few kilometers off the road and an easy walk through tall grass with some burned-off clear areas.
We had been on the road for two days from Kapoeta on our way up the 'Desert Road' to Bor and Padak/Baidit. We were driving our two new Magirus supply trucks and were only a small crew with myself, Kapchanga (who accompanied me to the Confluence), and two other Kenyan drivers.
We parked the trucks and I told the crew what I wanted to do. The concept of walking for an hour or so to reach some phantom location on the GPS did bring some laughter and more than a few raised eyebrows, but anything to break the drive was welcome.
Reaching the Confluence was an easy walk and I was happy to get a 00 reading. I hope this narrative is sufficient. I'll include a picture of the Jongolei Canal digging machine, long abandoned now because of the war.