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Spain : Baleares

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Ferrerías, Menorca, Baleares, Spain
Approx. altitude: 152 m (498 ft)
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Antipode: 40°S 176°W

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#2: 40N4E - looking West towards Ciudadela #3: 40N4E - looking East into the rising sun #4: 40N4E - looking South up the slope

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#1: 40N4E - view over confluence from the South - confluence is in the flat area in the middle distance

(visited by James Davies)

16-Sep-2001 -- Our son Brian having recently logged a confluence in Egypt, we were keen to follow suit. All nearby sites to our North Wales home having been logged, and looking for a bit more of a challenge, a vacation in Menorca provided the opportunity to visit 40N4E. This is the only confluence on land in the Balearic archipelago.

The confluence is situated in rough hilly ground NW of Ferrerias - a typical Mediterranean landscape. I visited the site and documented it on 16 September 2001. It was a fine late summer day. The approach was from the main Ferreries-Ciudadela road, the C721. This involved crossing high stone walls and pushing through dense undergrowth - see the North view. These obstacles were enough to deter my wife Margaret, who takes a more feminine (rational?) view of geography. I ended up with some deep scratches to legs and arms.

Having made the decision to suffer for the sake of science, I hit the confluence exactly, according to my little Magellan. However, rather than waste film on a few thorny bushes, I chose to retreat about 100m southwards to a vantage point on a slope for documentation purposes. This provided a better view over the area, lit by the early morning sun. There was a fine open panorama Westwards towards Ciudadela. I then returned to the car to dress my wounds and consume about 1.5 litres of water!


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#1: 40N4E - view over confluence from the South - confluence is in the flat area in the middle distance
#2: 40N4E - looking West towards Ciudadela
#3: 40N4E - looking East into the rising sun
#4: 40N4E - looking South up the slope
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