13-May-2010 -- This report is the second out of a series of eight confluences that we visited on a tour from Zurich (Switzerland) to La Rochelle in France. For us, it has already become a tradition to go on a confluence hunt in May. In 2005 we had our unbeaten 10-confluences-in-one-day-hunt, in 2006 we visited 11 confluences on a trip to Ukraine, 2007 we found 3 points in Belarus, 2008 we did 7 hunts on a trip to Croatia and in 2009 we had 4 visits in Hungary, Serbia, and Romania. The story continues from 47°N 6°E.
Again, we used GPS navigation for road guidance. We simply entered “Corberon” as our next destination and the instrument would guide us from the previous confluence point to that village about 600 m from the confluence point.
We parked in a nearby field (in 700 m straight line distance) and walked on farm tracks between the agricultural fields. The speciality of this point was quite paradox, namely the fact that there wasn’t any speciality. Unspectacular wheat fields all around. In some distance some overhead-powerlines – but this is what can be expected in such a region. The nearby village Corberon can be seen from the confluence point. We didn’t come closer to the exact location than 94 m in order to avoid stepping on the crops.
That’s an impression while hunting with a GPS routing device.
CP visit details:
- Beeline distance from car parking: 700 m
- Walking time (incl. return): 25 min
- Time at the CP: 12:15 pm
- Measured height: 203 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 3 m
- Minimal distance to the CP: 94 m
- Vegetation: young grain fields.
- Distance to a road: 470 m
- Distance to a track: 100 m
- Distance to houses: 620 m (Corberon)
- Topography: flat
- Weather: overcast, 14° C (felt temperature)
- Description of the CP: In the Département Côte-d’Or, in the Region Bourgogne in eastern France. Exact location in a grain field.
- Given Name: The Paradox Speciality Confluence
Story continues at 47°N 4°E.