07-Aug-2020 -- This is the fifth out of 7 reports on a one-week bicycle trip (1100 km) from Riga to Warsaw. The story starts from 56°N 25°E and continues from 54°N 23°E.
I had spent the night camping out at a little lake called Tajno in the village Tajenko, 80 km north of this confluence point.
In the afternoon I reached the village Borowskie Skórki, which consists just of a dozen houses and farms. I parked my bicycle, at a distance of 50 m on a field track. To reach the confluence point, I simply had to walk these 50 m across a stubble field with scattered hay bales on it. It looked like the field had been cultivated with wheat before it was recently harvested. It would have been a pleasant confluence point, if it hadn’t been so miserably hot and no shade in the vicinity available.
After visiting the confluence I continued westwards and spent the night camping out at a little field near the village Konopki-Jablon. I had a funny experience: when I locked my bicycle before crawling in my tent at 9 PM, my bicycle lock fell apart – but in a locked stage! I was unable to open it anymore. I couldn’t wait for the next morning. I unfastened my wheel and walked into the village. To my surprise, I heard the noise of an electric saw! And indeed, I found someone who was operating a steel saw. It took him less than a minute to cut my bike lock. Now I would be able to continue my trip the next morning.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 100 m
- Distance to a track: 50 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 50 m
- Time to reach the confluence from the road: 5 minutes
- Time at the confluence: 2:51 PM
- Measured height: 125 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: stubbles of wheat.
- Weather: sunny, 32° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Stubble Field II Confluence
The story continues at 53°N 22°E.