19-Feb-2001 -- The confluence lies on a wheat field in the region of Alentejo. It’s actually very close to Extremadura, Spain.
The most common landscape in this area is the "montado" or the Spanish "Dehesa". In the north view you
can see the shape of the "Azinheira" tree (Quercus rotundifolia). I think the name of this species in English is
Holm Oak. It’s one of the most common trees of "montado" along with Quercus suber (Cork Oak). Portugal is the
world greatest cork producer. In the south and west views you can see an Olive Tree orchard (Olea europea).
Getting to the confluence was pretty easy. There’s a secondary road on the east side of the wheat field, 500 m from the
confluence. The only problem we had was soil being too wet. By the time we got to the point we had about 1 kg of soil
attached to each shoe. This winter was actually the wettest in the last 100 years!
We’re ready for the nest confluence.