21-Apr-2001 -- This sunny spring Saturday I decided to visit the unofficial
confluence N59/E17, that is situated about 80 km SW of Stockholm.
It would have been possible to go by car to a place about two km from the
confluence, bit since the weather was so good I stopped earlier and got a
long, nice walk in the sun. On the way I saw a flock of about 50 wild-living
fallow-deer, a view that is quite uncommon in this part of the country.
The confluence is situated in the middle of a wood, that had evidently
been clear-cut some decades ago. The trees were all fairly young, and it was
sometimes fairly difficult to pass between them. I saw quite a lot of
droppings from moose, and I really hoped I would not meet any of them in the
dense wood! (I was also happy about having brought a mobile phone, which
would be good to have in case I would have been hunted up in a tree by a
moose that was unaware of the importance of visiting confluences.)
All snow had now melted in this part of Sweden, and the willows had just
started leafing. The first brave spring flowers could also be seen, and I
also saw spring's first butterfly. But the fields were still brown from the
faded grass of last autumn.