19-Jun-2004 -- First I have to inform you, that there are no good maps in Nigeria that could have helped me. I tried to come close to the Confluence with my car. The surrounding was plain, I came nearer, and my GPS showed 3.5 km. But what was that? Just there was a hill. Yes, the Confluence was behind a hill.
I decided to leave my car and also my mountain bike there, because it seemed that it would not be of help there. I had to climb up the hill through bush and grass. After about one hour I was on the top, but there were still about 900 m to go. Oh, I had to go downward on the other side of the hill.
Behind the hill I found a small track. I met some woodworkers cutting trees for firewood, but I couldn't ask them for the way. What to explain to them? It was deep and thick bush. Okay, but I came slowly nearer to my destination. Then, only about 5 meters remained, was it in the bush? Ore behind the bush? I had to go back, then, yes, it was true, I zeroed: 9 North 7 East. It seemed, that it was very simple.
I took my pictures. And now, what to do? I didn't want to go back over the hill. Very near to the Confluence I found farming land and some roads. On my GPS I could see that I was quite near to the main road where I came along with my car. I walked about 3 km and found a village. I asked somebody to organise a bike ride for me, in Nigeria we call them "Okada". He brought me back to my car and I could finish my walk. I felt happy.