16-Apr-2001 -- This is the second confluence point this day (2001-April-16),
After an Easter visit at my parents I visited at first the CP 54 north 10
east and then - using the germany highway - direct to this CP 53 north 10
After leaving the highway you find the small street to the CP fast. But be
aware! If you only take a view at the GPS reading you find that the point
must be under a bridge and there is no way to halt. But you must not go
through the dark forest. If you come from north, take the last left very
small but paved road before the bridge (2nd picture), which runs about a
railway track. Don't be panic: Although there is a notice "nur für
forstwirtschaftlichen Verkehr" you will not be shot as in other
Then you take again the next right small but paved road and come after some
meters throug a small tunnel under the above mentioned railway (3rd
picture). If it's rainy, there is some water on the road, but no hole - so
you can drive through the water.
After some meters there's a very hard curve and you have the sight of
picture 2. Then you stop and take by foot the first forest way. After some
meters your GPS reading is bad because high trees and without a 12-channel
GPS you may be lost. Because the signal is weak, you don't find your
position fast and at first you think you must go into the water rinse. But I
found the CP just 1 meter right below the way.
But then I was astonished! Looking around I found another 10 meter (and 2
trees) away a wooden notice "53n 10e confluence point". I was a
little bit down, because the last day before Easter no notice was given in
pending CPs on the website.
Because the GPS is not so precise I think at the days visit of the former
CP's visitors the GPS reading was correct 10 m and 2 trees away.
Also it get dark, I made a photo of the GPS (nr. 4) and a small panorama
from the way (showing both CP locations) and a big panorama from
"my" CP view. The colors of the small panorama are better then
those of the big one.
I hope you enjoy the photos. If you are hungry after visiting this CP you
may take a rest at the other side of the bridge at a small restaurant.
Back at home today I noticed that the former visit by "ray" was
made at April 12, only 4 days before my visit. Unfortunately this CP is just
50 km away from my home and I could have driven there long time ago. But
this is the life of all CP visitors...