01-Aug-2023 -- We visited this confluence point during a long-distance hike. This time we walked from the northern cape of Demark (called Grenen) back to Zurich. This confluence point was part of our hike network. We visited this confluence point on the section between Bremen and Amsterdam.
On confluence day, we started hiking from the little town Rhede in Germany, with a remaing hiking distance of 24 km. The weather was rainny, stormy with gusts and a temperature of around 15° C. The whole week had been like this. But we came prepared such that we kept going every day around 40 km.
The confluence point is 100 m from the county road called “Knijpeweg” away. In Dutch it means something like Squeezeway. I had only my mobile phone with me that showed only the rounded distance of 100 m. To make sure to stand within 100 m, I surrounded the water-filled ditch to reach the edge of the grain field. To my relief, the remaining distance shown there was 90 m – good enough. It would have been impossible to enter the field without causing damage to the crops.
After the visit we continued our hike towards Amsterdam, which we reached 5 days later.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance from our optimal hiking route: 100 m
- Distance from a road: 100 m
- Distance from a track: 100 m
- Time to visit the CP: 3 min
- Time at the CP: 12:53 PM
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 90 m
- Position accuracy: 5 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: grain, grass, oak trees.
- Weather: cloudy, rainy, 15° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The 100m Grainfield Confluence