"See where the blue lines cross? That's where we want to go!" Explaining the Degree Confluence Project is not an easy thing. (see http://confluence.org/ and http://confluence.org/confluence.php?id=14024 )
Our fearless driver, Langton, prepares for the expedition
Crystal, Paul, and Mike, all piled into the back of the Prado
A very nice road to start with...
At the cross-roads we turn left onto "the road less traveled"
Back on a major thoroughfare, we wind our way through the forest
A field of sunflowers near Kauwe
Paul on the Kauwe River
The man in the blue hat assured us, there are no crocodiles in the Kauwe.
Paul seemed to enjoy our rest-stop
Akiva crosses the river!
Asking for directions (again)
the "road" is blocked (again), but nothing phases Langton as he navigates around yet another obstacle
and Langton insists on driving right up to the confluence
The kids take a rest while auntie Crystal makes our lunch (Baby Shalom is hiding in the background)
Paul and Akiva relaxing in the back of the Prado
Some nearby cattle-herders look on shyly
The confluence as seen from a clump of trees to the north.
Paul pulling fiber from a fiber-tree
Shalom with dad
Dahlia adorning our new friend's faces with a little face paint
"seka seka!" "smile!"
Mike, wandering about the field with a GPS, looking for the exact location of the confluence.
Langton and Mike, still looking for the confluence...
Now armed with both GPS receivers, Mike and Langton have it narrowed down to a few meters
Looks like this is it!
Exactly 17 degrees south of the Equator and 26 degrees east of the Prime Meridian
Our entire Confluence Search-Party
Mike and Langton at the confluence
I had to climb a tree to get this shot of the confluence
A white tree-frog of some sort that the children found near a mud-hole just south of the confluence
With our new cattle-herding friends
At the Ngweze River
termite mound on the way home
Baboons fleeing into the forest
Back home to Zimba