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Bosnia and Herzegovina

0.9 km (0.6 miles) NNW of ńĆumeljaci, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Approx. altitude: 589 m (1932 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 43°S 162°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicyle Parking at the Confluence #10: Coming Thunderstorm

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  43°N 18°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 10m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

14-May-2024 -- This is the 6th out of 7 reports visiting confluence points during a one-week bicycle trip from Budapest to Podgorica. The story starts from 47°N 19°E and continues from 44°N 18°E.

On confluence day, I had an early start again: I got up at 5 AM and started cycling at 5:30 AM from my hotel in the ancient part of Mostar. Again, the early start allowed me to escape the city before the morning rush-hour would begin. At 9:00 AM I had already cycled through the historic place of Stolac and had reached the turnoff to the confluence from the main road M6. Since I was coming from the north, I didn’t think much about alternatives and approached the confluence from the north. After crossing an animal gate, I continued on a rough and steep track up to a distance of 1.2 KM. But from there, I could not find the track according OpenStreetMap. I followed some cow tracks but progress was slow. I now learned that my approach was wrong and considered reversing. But going back now would have been a rather large investigation as well. So, I pushed on, always trying to stay on some kind of track because I assumed that there wouldn’t be any risk of stepping on landmines on a beaten track. By criss-crossing on such tracks, I slowly approached the confluence point and found it finally on a rather open plot of land with grass, flowers, bushes and tiny oak trees. The confluence is actually on a kind of path. But I could not follow it on my way back, because I had to track-back to my bicycle. I reached the main road 3 hours after I had left it.

After my visit, I continued on tiny roads and reached the border town Bileca in the evening.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 2500 m
  • Distance to a track: 1200 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 1200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 90 min
  • Time at the CP: 10:32 AM
  • Measured height: 587 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: grass, flowers, tiny oak trees.
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 20° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Wrong Approach Confluence

The story finishes at 43°N 19°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicyle Parking at the Confluence
#10: Coming Thunderstorm
ALL: All pictures on one page