24-Aug-2021 -- During our summer holidays in Croatia, I took the chance to visit the confluence point 45° North 15° East.
From Senj we took the road no. 23 upwards direction east. This road has an important history for this region. After driving through a beautiful valley the road leads to its highest point, the pass "Utvrda Vratnik". From the pass, with its viewing point for seeing down to the Croatian islands Krk and Kres, a smaller paved road leads further up to the "Orlovo Gnizdo Ranch", which is located on the right side of the road. From there the GPS leads to the right on the smaller and unpaved road, leading slightly down. After around 1000 m I parked the car on a forking. On the ground of the road which is leading to the right was a barrier tape with the writing "Pozor TK Kabel" and something with Electric. After walking some meters on this road it was clear why it was closed: they are building up a windfarm! Huge wind energy converters with the letters "Shanghai Electric" and some Chinese letters on its gondolas were built. Now they are building the roads. The little path, shown on the OSM-map is now a maybe 5 m wide road, but still unpaved. On the left side of my direction the cables are embedded. The road workers just had their lunch inside a big Truck. After a walk of nearly 3 km I reached the closest point to the CP: just 49 m! The CP is located in the left upper corner in picture #09. It was an easy climb and after a view seconds I was able to photograph all the zeros on my GPS! This visit of the confluence point 45° North 15° East took place after a break of 13 years! I took the same way back.
Back down in Senj, we had a stroll through the centre and discovered the "bura/45°N Boutique Hotel". Indeed all the time it was a strong wind, coming from the "confluence valley". Especially on top of the Fortress Nehaj we felt this wind, named Bura. On the way back to the north we also found the 45° North monument beside the road 8 (D8).
So this visit was a very uncomplicated one, by help of the renewable energies - made in China.