10-Jun-2017 -- What a difference two months (and a low tide) makes! I first attempted to visit this point way back in April 2000, at the end of the wet season. At that time the Degree Confluence Point was covered in water, and I thought that it couldn’t be reached without a dinghy! A year and a half later, at the end of the dry season, Owen Foley successfully reached the point, when it was bone dry. Now, 17 years (and two months) after my initial attempt, I was in the area once again, and this time managed to reach the point.
I started hiking from the same point as before - from a bend of a gravel road, 400 m southwest of the point. With the ground being dry this time, I hiked through long grass, across railroad tracks, through more long grass, through a fence, and then into a (fortunately, bone dry) mangrove swamp. The point lies on a clear patch of ground, just in front of a thick line of mangroves. This is one of the more unique Degree Confluence Points that I have visited - and the only one so far that lies among mangroves.