28-Sep-2004 -- Ranshofen, Tuesday afternoon. I was on vacation in Austria from Nigeria and visiting my old friend Otto Wieser.
As usual at this time of the year, I found him in his garden and busy with his favorite pastime - cutting grass. We sat on the terrace and talked among other things about my latest hobby in Nigeria which is to visit Confluences. Otto was very interested and curious how such a GPS is working. I took my GPS out of the vehicle and explained some of its functions. Not before long I had a look at the road map and discovered that confluence 48N 13E is nearby.
Having grown up in this area and the Confluence being only 26 km away, I suggested that we get into the vehicle and just give it a try. 45 minutes later we were as close as we could drive to the Confluence and parked the vehicle. The last 200 meters we walked through a meadow occasionally chasing up a rabbit, which had been hiding in the grass and reached the Confluence a bit after 4 p.m. On our way home we stopped at a small country restaurant and celebrated the successful visit of the Confluence, which took us much longer than to find the Confluence.