24-Oct-2003 -- After having visited 31°S / 58°W near the Río Uruguay we drove back to the
state road 14 and bent South in direction Concordia. Shortly after we took
the provincal road nr. 18 to Villaguay in order to visit our last confluence
The confluence lies about 15 km South of Villaguay.
From Villaguay we took the provincial road nr. 20 in direction Villa
Dominguez, being only a dirt road.
Exactly as mapped, we had to pass two bridges. The first bridge was over a fairly
wide arroyo, the second one, was smaller and exactly on latitude 32°S.
After having passed the bridge we stopped the car and walked for about 1,400
metres into an already harvested field.
We attach the views towards North, East, South and West.
We did not find much there, except for some rare blue flowers.
After this visit we drove back to Villaguay, where we checked in at the
"Hotel Casagrande", built in old German rural style.
This was our 20th and last visit on our 12 days tour through Argentina.
Only one thing was left to do: When driving back South to Buenos Aires the
next day we stopped on route nr. 14 exactly on latitude 33ºS, for having a
bottle of the famous Argentine "Latitud 33" wine, and we took a picture of our confluence
hunting equipment there as well.
When we started our confluence tour on Oct. 12th at the Airport of Buenos
Aires we reset the km-counter of our car to zero. Arrived back at the
airport, we have driven exactly 5,009 km!
We have visited four Provinces (Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Santa Fé and Entre
Ríos) and the following points:
It is now the time to thank all the people in Argentina who helped us with
information about local features and habits and for their useful hints.
Argentina is an ideal confluence-country. Everybody is friendly and of
excellent manners, there is virtually no criminlality, and we had never had
a single problem anywhere.
I will certainly be back in Argentina with my ship soon, for loading fish or
fruits, and, seen the many unvisited confluences remaining, on a confluence
tour again - hopefully already next year.
Ha llegado el tiempo por agradecer muchísimo a todos las personas amables
que nos han asistido en Argentina con todos las informaciónes y consejos
útiles. Volveré de nuevo en breve tiempo con mi buque para cargar pescado o
frutas, ... y, visto todos los punos todavía no visitados - se Dios quiere -
por un otro viaje confluencial en el próximo año.
Marcharse es morir un poco;
pero es tan dulce volver
que dan ganas de marcharse
para venir otra vez.
Gracias y hasta más ver, Argentina!