26-Nov-2003 -- This confluence is located approximately 5 miles north of Cape Henry, at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. It was surprising that no one had visited it, as it is very close to many prime fishing areas at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) and adjacent ocean waters.
We visited on the day before Thanksgiving after a trip to the Chesapeake Light Tower about 13 miles offshore. Fishing was slow on the wrecks and few birds were working in the ocean or Bay mouth. A friend told me that this confluence hadn't been visited so we decided to see if we could find it. The weather was clear and mild (about 60F) with very light winds. Offshore waters had 4ft glassy swells.
What seemed easy in concept proved much more difficult than expected. Getting within a few 1/100s of a minute was easy, but actually getting the GPS and photo at exactly the right moment was much more difficult. There was a strong outgoing tide current and just enough wind to ensure that we couldn't stop on the actual location. We worked in ever tightening circles for about 20 minutes before we got everything lined up and snapped the photo the GPS and confluence.
The photos don't show much as we were far enough offshore that shoreline details are really small.