17-Jul-2017 -- This is the first confluence point we've visited. We learned about the Degree Confluence Project not long ago, while reading the forum of city games Running city, and got interested at once. As we were planning our trip to South Poland we decided to try and visit some confluences near our route. It appeared that our route passed near the latitude 50 degrees N, and the confluence was just outside the city we planned to stay for several days. What a lucky coincidence!
So there we go! The first stop on our confluence route is Rzeszów. We hadn’t planned how to get to the confluence, but when we realized it was in walking distance from the apartment where we stayed, we surely chose this option.
The weather was enjoyable: about 22 °C and partially cloudy. The walk was very lovely as the route lead along the riverside most of the way, starting from the city centre. Then we crossed a street (here is the sign about the confluence - see picture #8) and entered a block of country houses with a cathedral under construction in the end of the street. A few more steps and we were at the parking area beside the gates to the kitchen gardens. We passed the gates following another person and walked to the end of the lane to the river bank. We were surprised to see no cars and no fences inside the gardens area, very cozy inside.
The confluence is situated on the bank of the stream (or the river called Strug) on one of the lanes on the territory of gardens Nad Strugiem. All the lanes are neatly cut, the gardens are very neat and colorful. On the other bank of the river some summer houses can be seen.
It took us not more than a couple of minutes to get all zeroes, we took our photos and hurried back home to feed our baby and let her have her afternoon sleep. But we faced a problem exiting the gardens because the gate was closed. I made some attempts to talk to the people on the sites next to the gates, but we could not understand each other. I had to go to the confluence again (not a long way) to ask a lady working in the garden next to the confluence (she had seen our GPS and photo attempts and must have known that we had been there with a good purpose) to let us out. She didn’t speak English or Russian, but she understood very quickly and was not glad we interrupt her work. We were really sorry and many thanks to her for our freedom and understanding.