26-Oct-2008 -- This is the seventh out of nine confluences that I visited during a 3-day trip to Spain. The story starts from 41°N 4°W. After a visiting 43°N 7°W the day before, I continued my trip on the motorway A-6 towards Madrid. At 8:50 p.m. I stopped in the town Bembibre for having dinner in a restaurant. As a German, I am used to dine at 6 p.m., so I thought I would be rather late. In fact, I was the first guest – the waiter switched on the light in the dining-hall for me. When I left the restaurant at 10 p.m. the first other guests came…
Back to the confluence visit: I drove all the way to the confluence and camped at a distance of 1 km on a field. In the morning I waited for the first daylight and reached the confluence easily with the rising sun. The confluence is just 230 m from the national road N-525. Access is possible through a former gravel pit. The exact location is next to the open pit on a slope with growths of young cork oaks.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt road: 230 m
- Distance to a track: 146 m
- Distance of parking the car: 146 m
- Distance to houses: 150 m
- Time starting the hike: 7:45 a.m.
- Time at the CP: 7:52 a.m.
- Measured height: 740 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 5 m
- Vegetation: cork oak forest, ground cover with lichens and moss.
- Topography: generally flat, but CP on a steep slope facing down south-west
- Time back from hike: 8:16 a.m.
- Weather: sunny, -3° C (soil frozen, felt temperature)
- Description of the CP: Situated near Camarzana de Tera, in the province of Zamora in Castile and León. Easy access from a national highway. Next to an open pit mine.
- Given Name: The Cork Oak Confluence
Story continues at 42°N 5°W.