24-Nov-2012 -- The story starts at 43°S 147°E and continues from 29°S 153°E.
In the morning of confluence day, I rode the 'Lions Road', a spectacular road that was funded by the Lions Club. It connects New South Wales and Queensland with grades of 19 % which is quite challenging for a fully loaded cyclist.
In the later morning, I reached the town of Beaudesert. Although I had become very hungry, I went on to visit the confluence point, which was just 1.2 km from the town center. On an arterial road in south-eastern direction, I measured a remaining distance of 177 m beeline to the confluence point. An open field between built-up areas gave easy access to it.
The confluence was in a meadow with short grass and a nearby pond. A glimpse into the neighbour's yard revealed an interesting vintage car.
After visiting the confluence and after having a giant lunch, I kept on cycling northwards, reaching Brisbane in the evening.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt road: 177 m
- Distance to a track: 177 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 170 m
- Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 2 minutes
- Time at CP: 11:00 AM
- Measured height: 74 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: meadow with short grass
- Weather: cloudy, 34° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Veteran Car Confluence
More pictures of the trip can found at mautz.net.
The story continues at confluence 27°S 153°E.