23-Aug-2001 -- We headed south via Kuwayt 7th Ring Road to Highway 30 which runs south along the coast toward the southern Saudi Border. After going south through the small town of Aḥmadiyy, we were stopped about 5.2 miles (8.4 km) from the Confluence by a Kuwayti Oil Company (KOC) checkpoint, as we were about to enter the Aḥmadiyy Oil Field. We tried to talk our way through but no luck. Guards were very friendly but insisted that we turn around. The road was straight and true toward the Confluence, much to our frustration.
We then headed south around the field. We went off road about 10 miles (16 km) further south. We worked our way along rough desert truck paths along a ten-foot high fence with concertina wire at the top. Obviously an impassable barrier but we could only hope as the distance to the Confluence went steadily down as we headed along the fence. Finally we got as close as we were going to get without violating the restricted space, which we had no intention of doing. We took some pictures of the general area of the Confluence across the fence in the desert and then headed back to say hello to some camels. This is as close as one can get due to the restricted nature of the land.
Co-ordinator's note: Please see co-ordinator's note at the end of 15-Jan-1973 visit report.