25-Jun-2006 -- 36N – 120E Shandong (山东), China
Line Hunting Date: June 25, 2006
A pleasant hunt near Qingdao (青岛) – the beer capital of China
During our visit to Qingdao, we declined to join the group tour to a famous mountain nearby. Instead, we used the free Sunday afternoon to hunt for the nearest confluence point.
This confluence point located about 30 km GPS distance from the center of Qingdao but separated by a large bay. Most of the 60km drive to get near the confluence point was on expressway except the last 5 km was on a country road. We parked the car about 320 meters from the confluence point and walk through a vegetable field to reach our objective.
This confluence point is very near a village – Jian Jia Tun （姜家屯）which is part of Jiou Nan City (胶南市). Instead of taking the same route to go back to Qingdao by going around the bay, we took a direct route including a great ride on a ferry.
This is by far one of the easiest line hunting trip for Sierra – a mere 700 meters of walk across the farmland, unlike most of her previous hunts often required long and difficult approach.
Rating of this hunt:
Degree of Challenge:
1 – straight forward drive and a short walk (1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)
2– pleasant farmland with gentle hills (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)
2 – Agriculture area of costal part of Shandong (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)