20-Mar-2009 -- This is the last out of a series of six confluence points that I visited this beautiful sunny Friday in the eve of spring. The story starts from 53°N 10°E.
Starting from 52°N 9°E at 16:52 pm, I was not sure, if I could reach this confluence point in time before it would get too dark for its documentation. But anyway I would pass through the area on my way to Göttingen where my friend Holger was celebrating his 40th birthday. So, I gave it a try.
After driving on several country roads I finally reached the nearby village Bodenburg at sunset. When I approached the confluence, the sun was gone already, but it was still (but hardly) enough daylight to take the pictures (at 6:38 pm, wintertime). I parked the car at a distance of 335 m and ran quickly to the exact location. Well, in order to avoid destroying the crops I only followed the tractor tracks and did not step over the plants. I documented the confluence point from a distance of 16 m. There is a good view of the area from the confluence point. One can see the village Evensen and several wind turbines.
In a forest 201 m south-west of the confluence, there is a confluence monument that consists of an concrete block with a metal globe on top. On the concrete block is the engraved text: "52° Nord, 10° Ost". Unfortunately, it was too dark to get proper pictures of it.
I walked the same way back to the car and continued to Göttingen, where this story ends.
CP visit details:
- Beeline distance from starting point: 68.7 km
- Driving distance from starting point: 99.0 km
- Departure time: 4:52 pm
- Distance and time of parking: 335 m (6:36 pm)
- Time at the CP: 6:38 pm
- Minimal distance to the CP: 16 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 4 m
- Measured height: 192 m
- Vegetation: young grain sprouts. A beech grove forest 30 m to the South.
- Distance to a road: 400 m
- Distance to a track: 130 m
- Distance to houses: 450 m
- Topography: hilly
- Weather: clear sky, 7° C (felt temperature)
- Description of the CP: Located in the state of Niedersachsen, district Hildesheim, township Sehlem, Evensen village. In an agricultural dominated area.
- Given Name: The Hasty Dusk Confluence