18-May-2001 -- This confluence is just a kilometer or two from highway 401.
I was driving that way anyway, with some time to spare, so I pulled
off at the nearest exit and drove around on the roads until I was
within 100m of it. It was right behind a house, in the woods up a
hillside. The house owner was not keen on the concept, but told
me the land back there belonged to the people at the farm up
the road, so I went to ask them. They were friendly. The woman
was surprised that I would just take pictures, and not drive
a stake to mark the spot. Since I didn't have one, we made one up
on the spot.
I went in and found the exact spot without difficulty, in a very pretty
clearing. The only downside was that after poking around quite a bit
I discovered that all those pretty little plants are poison
ivy. We will see how susceptible I am to that.
Mission accomplished, I went back to the farm to say thanks
and show my digital camera pictures. We sat around and chatted
for a while, it was very nice, in this case it definitely paid
off to gather my courage and just ask for permission!
I've included a photo of myself on the road, with the confluence site
in the woods just to the right of the road in the distance,
and one of the landowner on his farm.