21-May-2005 -- David and Tami Wood arrived in Orodara where we were doing research on the various ethnic groups in that area of Burkina Faso. At the guesthouse, we ran into several other North Americans working in the area. After lunch at a local restaurant, we formed a group to go visit the 11N 5W confluence point.
The four of us, David and Tami & Blaine and Michelle Warner, took the Bobo-Orodara highway west of Orodara for about 8 km where we turned off onto a small dirt path, which was just slightly wider than the truck. This path headed straight for the confluence point but came to a dead-end at a millet field about 800 meters short of our goal. We parked the truck and started walking, crossing a millet field, mango grove, orange grove, and finally a manioc field before arriving at the confluence point. We laid the GPS down in an unplanted field and photographed the area before retracing our steps back to the truck. The entire trip from Orodara to the confluence point and back took less than an hour.