10-Oct-2022 -- This is the 4th out of seven reports reaching or attempting confluence points during a one-week bicycle trip in Southern Italy. The story starts from 42°N 15°E and continues from 41°N 17°E.
Even though I knew this would be an incomplete visit, I made a detour of about 200 km by bicycle to have a look at this confluence.
This confluence is located 250 m offshore in the Bay of Gallipoli, about 500 m from the Lido Pizzo and 8 km from the town of Gallipoli.
In contrast of the first visitor, I reached the area on a stormy and rainy day off season. There was certainly no rental boat available and even if, I wouldn’t have gone off shore on that stormy day. It was already 5 PM when I reached Gallipoli with one hour of daylight left. Nevertheless I headed for the point. In 1.3 km distance, I parked my bicycle at a beach place called Punta della Suina and walked along the shore line to the minimal distance. It was raining cats and dogs, but I enjoyed this atmosphere of emptiness.
At the nearest location on land, there is the landmark Torre del Pizzo. The coastline consists of rocks, but can be reached well. On a sunny day, I might have attempted a visit by swimming.
After the visit, nightfall came quickly. I spent the night in the town of Gallipoli.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 1000 m
- Distance to a track: 500 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 1300 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 20 min
- Time at the CP: 6:02 PM
- Measured height: -4 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 272 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: hilly
- Vegetation: Most likely algae.
- Weather: rain, 18° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Rainy Bay Confluence
The story continues at 40°N 16°E.