14-Sep-2015 -- This is the last out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip through Southern Spain. The story starts at 37°N 4°W and continues from 37°N 2°W.
After having lunch in the nearby town Laderas del Campillo, I drove to this confluence point via Los Ramos. Direct access to the confluence by car was possible through the minor road “Camino de Servicio”.
I parked at a distance of 400 m near a single and probably empty farmhouse. In the heat of the day I continued on foot across an empty open flat surface of bare soil. The only features were tracks of tractors. At the confluence point the soil was wet and a bit muddy.
This is another interesting example, how confluence points change over the time. If you compare my pictures with those of Javier Valles in 2011, you see that there has been an orchard of citrus fruits. But Javier already observed the decay of the plantation. Now there has been made space for something new. We will see what comes next.
Right after the visit, I continued driving to the Airport of Pax-Alicante, returned my car, packed my bicycle, and flew back to Zürich.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to the road: 400 m
- Distance of car parking: 400 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 minutes
- Time at the CP: 3:19 PM
- Measured height: 60 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: confluence itself is flat, hills in distance
- Vegetation: bare soil, not a single plant
- Weather: sunny, 37° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Former Plantation Confluence
The story finishes here.