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Argentina : Buenos Aires

9.6 km (6.0 miles) ESE of Cerro Sotuyo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 174 m (570 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 37°N 120°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Road sign towards the confluence #3: Dirt road towards the confluence #4: GPS #5: a skeleton from a barbecue party #6: a river to be crossed #7: Captain Peter crossing the river #8: View to the North #9: "Argentine Stonehenge" #10: the Hacienda "La Firmeza" about 4 km from the confluence

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  37°S 60°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the South

(visited by Captain Peter and Werner Furlan)

13-Oct-2003 -- From our last visit at 37S 59W we continued on Route Nr. 30 to Tandil. From there we took the Route Nr. 226 in direction Azul. Shortly before Azul we bent into the very comfortable Route Nr. 3, a main connection from Buenos Aires until Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego (about 3,200 km). After a few kilometers on Route Nr. 3 we saw a road sign, indicating a dirt road in direction Coronel Rodolfo Bunge. This road leads quite directly to the confluence.

We passed a small lake, where a few fishermen were trying to catch fish, but without success. According to their information fish is not easy to catch there, and this explains the derelict of a barbecue party being certainly not from a fish.

A three kilometers farther we stopped our car and proceeded over a young yellow corn field towards a river. It was unavoidable to cross it.

Captain Peter, just recently described as "idiosyncratic to difficult confluences" in an online article by BBC, was the first to intrepidly cross the water.

When crossed the river, there were another 300 meters to go to the confluence.

The views look all similar, and we attach the view to North and to the South.

When walking back through the yellow corn field we saw a circle, left free. A few stones were accumulated there, and we called it "Argentine Stonehenge".

We saw only one hacienda in the area.

After this visit we drove back to Azul and took a room in the "Hotel Dior".


 All pictures
#1: View to the South
#2: Road sign towards the confluence
#3: Dirt road towards the confluence
#4: GPS
#5: a skeleton from a barbecue party
#6: a river to be crossed
#7: Captain Peter crossing the river
#8: View to the North
#9: "Argentine Stonehenge"
#10: the Hacienda "La Firmeza" about 4 km from the confluence
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