20-Sep-2002 -- After having visited the first Uruguayan confluence near Nuevo Berlin [link
visit 33S58W] I went back on board and invited my taxi driver for lunch
Then we continued, in order to visit 34S 58W.
From the Port of Nueva Palmira we went first to another "Confluence" - the
Confluence of Riio Uruguay and Rio de La Plata. Here I am standing at the
monnument of the km-Zero-mark of Rio Uruguay at Punta Gorda.
Then we continued on the Road Nr. 21 and passed the small town and tourist
resort of Carmelo, where we crossed the famous bridge over the Arroyo Juan
First the road was an avenue, then we passed several
and went until Radial Conchillo, turned left into the road Nr. 55 until the
small village of Campana.
Then we began searching for suitable dirt roads to get as close as possible
to the confluence.
The closest approach by car ended in front of water.
There I saw an hacienda (farm). I walked to it and that
was my closest approach as well.
I learned from the farmer that
he is making cheese and
that the way to the confluence,
being already in sight, will not be easy to reach, as there are numerous
irrigation canals in between.
The land was indeed wet, as
it had been raining last night, and so I had to give up.