13-Aug-2016 -- This is the first out of four reports reaching confluence points in Croatia, Austria, and Hungary.
Friday after work I took a flight from Zurich to Zagreb arriving there at 11:30 PM with two hours delay due to a previous collision between the plane and a bird. The delay didn’t matter much after it had been unclear for a while if the plane will fly at all or be cancelled.
As usual, I had brought my bicycle with me, such that I could directly cycle out of the airport. It only took me 10 minutes to unbox my bike and hit the road. I spent the night in a private bed-and-breakfast place in the southern part of Zagreb. The next morning after having had breakfast in Zagreb, I crossed the Park prirode Medvednica, which is located north of Zagreb and south of this confluence point. The ridge is about 1000 m elevation, such that I had a tough exercise for the morning.
After coasting down the mountain range and passing through the town Donja Stubica, I reached the confluence point easily. It is located 11 m from a minor road with the name Lepa Ves on a private plot of garden land. The
owner was present. Even though he was not sharing any language with me, I was able to explain him my mission. I am not sure how deep he got the concept of confluencing, but I guess rather less.
The exact spot of the confluence is on a steep slope with mown grass. Nearby are planted beans and apple trees.
The visit was really quick. A couple minutes after I had arrived I was on the road again – heading north in order to visit my last unvisited confluence in Austria.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 11 m
- Distance to a track: 11 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 15 m
- Time to reach the CP from Zagreb: 2.5 hours
- Time at the CP: 10:27 AM
- Measured height: 216 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: hilly
- Vegetation: garden land, grass, beans, apple trees
- Weather: partly cloudy, 26° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The No Common Language Confluence
The story continues at 47°N 16°E.