08-May-2005 -- 35 N – 119 E Jiangsu (江苏), China
Visit Date: May 8, 2005
This is the fourth of six confluence points we hunted in Jiangsu during the weekend of May 1st holiday week.
After three successful hunts the day before, we stayed overnight at the seat of Gong Yu county which put us 20 km straight-line distance from this particular point.
We started our 2nd day of line hunting at 6.45 am, and a major highway heading northeast brought us within 450 meters from the confluence point before we had to turn into a dirt road. We parked the car in a village with 330 meters to go. We reached the confluence point at 7.20 am. Under one hour from start to finish, a new record for the group.
This confluence point located at the edge of a plot of land surrounded by deep gully on three sides. The couple who owns this plot the land was there planting peanuts. They told us that villagers referred his land as the “Taiwan Island” because after a major rain fall when the gully filled with water, it is like an island.
The village has about 30 households, and major agriculture product is peanuts. It is part of the Wan Zhong Township. This is location is the northern end of Jiangsu province, about 10 km from Shandong province.
For this hunt, we were joined by a group of health officials from Gong Yu County whom knew Button well. After the hunt we return to Gong Yu city had a good breakfast before we taking off for the next hunt – 34N 118E.
Rating of this hunt:
Degree of Challenge: 1 – a drive-up (Scale: 1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)
Scenery: 2– farmland near a village (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)
Culture-social factors: 2–rural northern Jiangsu farming community (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)