29-Aug-2004 -- I first became aware of the Confluence project towards the end of 2003 while working in Indonesia. Since then, with the help of a few friends, I managed to bag half a dozen new confluences in Indonesia and Thailand.
I was back home in France for a short vacation in August 2004 and decided I should visit at least one confluence in my home country. The village where I live, Bouin, is less than one arc minute west of the Greenwich meridian. The closest Confluence is about 15 kilometers due south.
On Sunday August 29, I visited the Confluence with my nephew Benjamin. The spot is in the middle of a large, flat, field. Previous visitors had encountered tall corn (maize), which prevented them from taking pictures. We were luckier. By the time we got there the field had already been harvested and plowed, giving easy access and uninterrupted views in all directions.
On the way back home, we stopped at Saveille, a small village near the border between the départements of Charente and Deux-Sèvres to take a picture of its beautiful chateau.