26-Jul-2009 -- This is a failed confluence visit.
The plan was to drive to the immediate vicinity of the confluence point along old tracks leading east from Bramwell Station.
We limped into Bramwell on 25 July 2009 with a vehicle that was regularly conking out. Although we did manage to solve the problem (which turned out to be a loose engine management system plug) we were not sure that the problem would not re-occur and did not want to be stranded in the remote, uninhabited and largely inhospitable country between Bramwell Station and the Pacific coast.
More significantly, on the day we arrived at Bramwell we received strong advice from station staff that our attempt to visit the confluence point would definitely not succeed due to many obstacles on the tracks making them impassable, and navigation difficulties (such as the existence of non-marked tracks, and tracks no longer existing where indicated on my maps). This advice, along with the possibility of the vehicle not being up to the task, meant that (with a mix of disappointment and relief) we aborted the attempt to visit this point.
Some of the terrain between Bramwell and the confluence point is very difficult going indeed, and the staff reckoned that the most feasible way to reach the point is to approach it from the coast and hike in. I will leave that venture to someone else!