11-Jun-2000 -- Was staying in Bastogne, Belgium, for the
Belgian 3 Days orienteering event, and realized I was only about 25k
from 50N 6E, which also happens to be the only confluence in the
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, giving me the change to single-handedly
complete a country :-)
Had a late afternoon start time for Saturday's orienteering
event, so I cruised over towards the confluence after
lunch. The roads got progressively narrower and more
winding as they twisted their way through the beautiful
green rolling hills and small towns of the Grand Duchy.
Ended up in the small town of Enscherlange, but the
confluence was too far up a hill, and there was no good
attack point from the town due to residences and thick
vegetation on the hillside, and I was running out of
time, so I gave up for today, figuring I would be
better off coming back from the north later.
Came back the next day from the north but the narrow
winding road I was using dropped me in the same place
in Enscherlange as yesterday. This day I had more time
and managed to find a different road leading out of town
in basically the right direction. Ended up at this really
cool 4 way intersection of one lane rural roads
with this neat little religious kiosk in the middle of
the intersection. Had a spectacular view of the rolling
hills with another little town nestled amongst them.
Seemed like a good attack point to me.
The confluence was up on a hill, and I had no trouble
getting to it from this position. The view from the
confluence was spectacular, to the little town of
Wilderwiltz to the south nestled in the rolling
green mountains, with rural countryside all around.
The pictures didn't capture it as well as I would of
liked, and the scan didn't help -- you really have
to go to this magical place to experience. It's a 4 star
confluence for sure.