02-Apr-2000 -- Hi folks!
As described in confluence point 49° latitude and 8° longitude we finally wanted to
fix a legal point for the project. The next possible point close to Karlsruhe,
Germany has longitude 9° and latitude 49°. Having exercised in the meantime we could
start very quickly. Approaching the point, the information we already had from the
map became more and more true -- a point within a forest. No access by car or
motorbike possible. Mission impossible? No, not at all.
We parked the car and climbed through fallen boughs and trees, (the result of
LOTHAR, a tempest that possessed our region a few months ago) always paying
attention not to slip and destroy our high-tech equipment ;-) nor to break our
bones. This has been a big effort, but finally we succeeded and are now able to
present the point (49/9) with a calculated accuracy of 80m and an internal
accuracy, given by the GPS-receiver of 36m. We marked it with a bar. We enjoy this
project and will explore every other confluence point that we can get - dead or
alive :-); We will continue.