23-Oct-2003 -- After having visited 31°S / 61°W we headed towards Santa Fé
where we crossed the noble Río Paraná.
Passing the town of Paraná on the eastern side of the river and in
the province if Entre Ríos (this means "between the rivers" or
"Mesopotamia", i.e. the province between Río Paraná and Río Uruguay), we
continued on road nr. 12 and later on nr. 127 in direction federal.
The road was partly under repair and in poor condition. Most of the vehicles
we have seen were trucks in transit with Chilean and Uruguayan license plates.
Finally we followed the road signs to Conscripto Bernardi, bringing us on
dirt roads and parallel to the abandoned railtrack of the
"General Urquiza Railways".
This was exactly what we were looking for, as our track brought us now
exactly towards the confluence.
We found the confluence to be about 200 meters north of the dirt road and
railtrack, and we had to enter a kind of a forest with thorn bushes,
cactus, palms and other trees. It could have been once a garden and now
abandoned and wild, or this kind of vegetation is typical for the area?
The views are all quite similar. We attach the views towards north, east and south.
Comparing the displays of Werner's and Captain Peter's reading, you realize
a difference of 0.002 minutes, i.e. 3.6 meters. The reason for was a
certainly highly poisonous snake which suddenly came across from the
In order to protect his life, Captain Peter stopped, but Werner, wearing
high rubber boots and being therefore well protected, did not care and
proceeded exactly to the point.
So, after all these grainfields, sometimes harvested and sometimes not, this
was just a very thrilling visit and worth a victory-photo.