02-Dec-2019 -- This report is the last out of nine reports reaching or attempting confluence points during my 2-week bicycle trip around Cuba. The story starts at 21°N 76°W and continues from 23°N 81°W.
I didn’t plan to visit this confluence point. But on my way to my destination Havana, I came to the town Jaruco. When I realised that I was just 5 km away from this confluence point – which I had visited 8 years ago already – I couldn’t resist. Anyway, it was just a short ride on a pleasant road with the confluence point located 11 m from the road.
I didn’t feel any need to enter the fenced area to get a zero reading. I could have asked the people in the nearby house for permission, but 11 m was good enough.
I returned the same road that I had come. But after riding 1 km, I suddenly felt that I couldn’t remember having packed my GPS receiver into my paniers. I checked my paniers but couldn’t find my device. Very worried, I returned to the confluence point. To my relief, I found the GPS device in the ditch. Happily, I continued cycling to Havana. The next day I left Cuba. Two weeks of great cycling found an end here.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 11 m
- Distance to a track: 11 m
- Distance to a footpath: 11 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 11 m
- Time at the confluence: 9:23 AM
- Measured height: 71 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 11 m
- Position accuracy: 2 m
- Topography: almost flat
- Vegetation: garden land, grass, a single tree
- Weather: sunny, 27° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Lost GPS Confluence
The story finishes here.
More pictures of the trip can be found here.