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Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador

1.5 km (0.9 miles) S of Northern Bight, NL, Canada
Approx. altitude: 136 m (446 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 126°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The view to the North. #3: The view to the south, from a rocky knob a few hundred metres away, shows more of the ponds and several of the many cabins in the area. #4: View to the East. #5: A view to the West shows the boulder-strewn glacial topography: numerous small lakes, scattered erratic boulders and low hills of glacial material. The stunted spruce and fir trees and the caribou moss has hardly had 10 000 years to get established! #6: The GPS shows we've arrived. Another screen indicated a 6 metre accuracy. #7: Wayne and I on the rough atv road coming back. #8: Wayne and I at the confluence. #9: The Provincial Flower of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Pitcher Plant, growing nearby.

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  48°N 54°W (visit #2)  

#1: The 48N 54W confluence is within 6 metres of the small tree at the center of this image.

(visited by Clarence Pelley)

25-Jul-2003 -- Enroute to St. John's to participate in the Tely-10 road race, Wayne and I decided to visit confluence 48N 54W. About 3k north of the Goobies junction we got onto the Newfoundland Trailway, the former railway line that is now a Provincial Park and part of the Trans Canada Trail. We walked along the Trail for several kilometres. After turning onto a cabin access road, a few more kilometres of hiking brought us within 200 m of the confluence, near a small pond, one of many in the area.

The GPS indicated we had reached the 48N Latitude, and using information from the previous visitors' account, Wayne took the GPS and bravely waded into the pond. He discovered, however, that the point was not in the pond, but about 50 metres east of the pond's shoreline. The GPS "zeroed out" at the edge of a spruce-fir grove.


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#1: The 48N 54W confluence is within 6 metres of the small tree at the center of this image.
#2: The view to the North.
#3: The view to the south, from a rocky knob a few hundred metres away, shows more of the ponds and several of the many cabins in the area.
#4: View to the East.
#5: A view to the West shows the boulder-strewn glacial topography: numerous small lakes, scattered erratic boulders and low hills of glacial material. The stunted spruce and fir trees and the caribou moss has hardly had 10 000 years to get established!
#6: The GPS shows we've arrived. Another screen indicated a 6 metre accuracy.
#7: Wayne and I on the rough atv road coming back.
#8: Wayne and I at the confluence.
#9: The Provincial Flower of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Pitcher Plant, growing nearby.
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