06-Mar-2016 -- After three successive confluence visits that involved plodding through dense forest, it was nice to visit a point that’s out in the open - in this case, in the middle of an easily-accessible farm field. There had been six previous recorded visits to this point (the last being 5 years ago, in February 2011); in each case, the visitor reported that the field was either bare, or had nothing growing except grass.
This time, however, the field was filled with a growing crop - some kind of green vegetable (perhaps spinach?). I parked off Gray Road, just 100 m away, and walked carefully through the field, being careful not to trample the farmer’s crop. The views were pretty much the same in all directions, except for some low hills just beyond the Georgetown-Pukeuri Road (aka. State Highway 83) to the south and west.
The confluence point is located just a few km north of the interesting town of Oamaru - noteworthy for its pretty coastal location, its historic district (with beautiful Victorian buildings), and its ‘Steampunk HQ’ art gallery. I definitely recommend stopping in Oamaru if you plan to visit this degree confluence point.