19-Nov-2013 -- On my way from S31 E116 I stopped for a coffee and a bite in a small restaurant in a former post office building. I was the only customer so the question came up on why on earth a Norwegian went so much out of his way on a brief visit to this enormous country. I told them about the confluence point hunting and showed them the report written by Frank Panizza nine years ago. They knew him, he lives just up here, they said.
Driving through the area towards the cp there was not much traffic and very few buildings to be seen. The distances were enormous. How do people meet, how do young people court and find each other?.
The actual confluence point was about 500 meter from the road, the field had been harvested and when I approached some men near a car to ask for permission to cross the field, they packed up for the day and left before I reached them. An easy mission, the only problem was all the flies which hung around my head like a puff of smoke.
The weather was good, temperatures around 27 and a strong wind which was not strong enough to keep the flies away. They followed me into the car, some left when I was speeding up and left the windows open, but some remained in the car all the way back to Perth.
I had expected to see kangaroos jumping along on my visit to Australia, but the only ones I saw were dead ones along the roadside.