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Canada : Saskatchewan

6.9 km (4.3 miles) NNE of Dysart, SK, Canada
Approx. altitude: 629 m (2063 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 76°E

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking south.  A marshy area can be seen. #3: Looking west. We had to detour around this marsh. #4: Looking north #5: GPS showing location #6: The three of us posed on the road leading to 51°N.  There is a pond directly behind the trees to the left of the picture. #7: The pond where we saw Canada geese and ducks. #8: A typical Saskatchewan farm ... this one just one kilometer east of the confluence. #9: A small cemetery situated directly east of the confluence. The steel grain bins in the background are the same ones seen in the view looking east.

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  51°N 104°W (secondary) 

#1: Looking east.  Five steel grain bins can be seen in the distance on the right.

(visited by Alan Fox, Carolyn Fox and Max)

22-Jun-2001 -- The weather looked fine today so we decided to search out another confluence. It turned out to be the hottest day so far this year with a temperature of 33°C. We left home about noon and headed north on Highway 6 to Southey. Along the way we spotted 2 deer bounding out of a grove of trees to head across a grain field. At Southey we turned west onto Highway 22 and drove to Dysart where we took grid roads north then east then a short distance south on a trail until we were near N51°. Leaving the van at the side of the trail we set off across the hot windy grain field to find the confluence. A marsh surrounded by trees was in our way so we detoured around it to find the spot at a straight line distance of 560 meters from our van.

At the confluence we took photos of the GPS and of the view in each direction. Back at our van we posed with our Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Max, on the trail and took a "timed" picture. A pond with Canada Geese and several ducks, including a Mallard duck and her ducklings, is to the left of us on the other side of the trees. In the confluence photo facing east, five round steel grain bins are visible approximately 800 meters away in the distance. These same bins are seen again in the background of the photo taken at the Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery we found on our way back to the highway. The well maintained cemetery, with no nearby church or buildings of any kind, is directly east of the confluence. The farm in the photo is north of the cemetery along the same grid road. The farm is approximately 1 km from the confluence.

We took the long way home following Highway 35 into the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley, a long valley that stretches along much of southern Saskatchewan. At Fort Qu'Appelle, a town in the valley near Echo Lake, we stopped for ice cream cones before driving along the lake to admire the resort area and Echo Valley Provincial Park. Up out of the valley we were soon on flat prairie land again. At the Trans Canada Highway we turned west towards Regina and the end of another successful day. Our trip lasted four and a half hours and covered 230 km.


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#1: Looking east. Five steel grain bins can be seen in the distance on the right.
#2: Looking south. A marshy area can be seen.
#3: Looking west. We had to detour around this marsh.
#4: Looking north
#5: GPS showing location
#6: The three of us posed on the road leading to 51°N. There is a pond directly behind the trees to the left of the picture.
#7: The pond where we saw Canada geese and ducks.
#8: A typical Saskatchewan farm ... this one just one kilometer east of the confluence.
#9: A small cemetery situated directly east of the confluence. The steel grain bins in the background are the same ones seen in the view looking east.
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