04-Sep-2006 -- The 2nd target of 9N 105E had been reached so we had 1 day traveling through Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Hau Giang and Vinh Long provinces. After welcoming sunset at Ninh Kieu river quay, we went to Tam Binh homestead in hasten where is about 13kms far from Tra On district. We had a delicious and hearty dinner with 4 of black-chickens, special kind of fishes and fruits dessert. Then we had a garden visit under moonlight and flashlight inside hostess's friendliness and warming. We had the sleep of just soon after.
In final day of the trip, we had to face with a difficult decision. Because if we have had come Saigon too late, some of us would have missed a flight back to Hanoi. Last night, we checked the map of road traffic carefully to find the way to reach 10N 106E with a tight schedule. A local said that our destination is an isle and guessed that we must go there by ferry twice over. If we have been taken so much time to find the confluence, we would have lost a flight.
We wake up early to visit Tra On floating market by junk. Tra On River was crowed with so many kinds of boat, junk and float. We had breakfast and coffee in junk and that made a strong impression on us. At that time, we decided going on! Just 8:30 am, we started the confluence plan with 2 local friends. From Tra On ferry, we went along Tam Binh riverside and arrived Lo Voi ferry - a small boat that went along the river to Trangoa market. We brought all of 8 motors on boat and took about 15 minutes to go. The destination is 2 kms far from Trangoa market and we continued coming by motors. We got lost the way to an orange garden with 400 meters far from the point. Then we backed to a small bridge. There is a pathway along the canal. We went along this way and hoped that we were right because the distance was decreased gradually. It was lightly sunny and the landscape was very nice with wild grass and coconut trees. We stopped in front of a house and found the way to turn left. 100 meters from the 10N 106E. At the bank of a luxuriant garden, a small trail appeared towards a green field. The GPS receiver showed us to come close to the point. That was showed 60 meters, 50 meters, 20 meters. We stood in the middle of a deep green rice field and tried to make the perfect Zero under the heat of sunlight and softly winds. Finally, we were the winners!
The exact address of 10N 106E is Ong Tinh hamlet, Tra Con commune, Tra On district, Vinh Long province starting with only one ferry - Lovoi!
We were so happy because 15 people already completed and reached 3 confluences within 6-day trip. It means we scored 1 hat trick and it will be an unforgettable moment in our life for ever.
See you with new confluence.