05-Feb-2011 -- I was on holiday in Australia with my wife and friends and wanted to do a confluence, my first in the southern hemisphere. Landing in Sydney, this one was an easy choice as it is the closest and just a few hundred meters off the road. Setting the on-board SatNav to the coordinates took the route planning to a new low.
Nothing to do, but drive and follow the SatNav instructions. The area was moderately rolling with Eucalyptus trees lining the road. Once at the 90 degree point from the confluence point we spotted a dirt track in the right direction. The track was heavily rutted and we could hear off-road motorcycles and ATV’s buzzing around. The area was riddled with single lane tracks, and we switched to the hand-held GPS.
The arrow was erratically jumping around, and we parked the car about 100 meters away for the final approach. There were three newbies on this hunt, and I gave them the GPS to navigate us to the point. The final 10 meters was unusually easy, and getting all zeros was a snap for the first time ever.