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Argentina : Buenos Aires

3.4 km (2.1 miles) E of General Viamonte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 71 m (232 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°N 119°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: an abandoned railtrack close to the confluence #3: Dirt road to the confluence #4: passion flower #5: GPS #6: a wheat plant #7: View to the North #8: View to the East #9: wheat is collected here for export in all over the world #10: Captain Peter's 100th Confluence visit!

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  35°S 61°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the West

(visited by Captain Peter and Werner Furlan)

17-Oct-2003 -- After having visited 36S 61W we continued immediately on route 65 towards the next confluence, 35S 61W, mear the small settlement of General Viamonte.

Almost exactly on latitude, we crossed an abandoned railtrack, and parallel to it there is a dirt road, where me met a lonely rider. The dirt road leads comfortably towards the confluence, and after a 2.5 km or so we were exactly on longitude 61W and a 250 meters South of it.

Beautiful flowers were growing there along a grain field. We saw a beautiful passion flower. Werner, being a medical doctor, explains: The passion flower, botanically called "passioflora" is used as a sedative phytotherapeutical, similar to valerian. The picture offers a certain contrast: The beauty of a flower beside the ugliness of a barbed wire ...

The confluence itself is in a grainfield, with still young wheat.

Looking towards North we see the hacienda, towards West there are several trees, and towards East we see the open field.

Wheat is produced everywhere in this area. About 5 km from the confluence there is a collecting plant, owned by CARGILL, a wordwide operating grain company, trading wheat in all the world over.

After this visit we drove a 35 km North to the city of Junín, where we intend to spend the night.

And today I can celebrate a jubilee:

This is my 100th confluence visit! Looking back, I remember to having learned about the project for the first time in summer 2001 from Werner, and now we are here together in Argentina, more than 10,000 km from our homes in Europe ...

Let's see where I will enjoy my 1,000th visit ... :-)


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#1: View to the West
#2: an abandoned railtrack close to the confluence
#3: Dirt road to the confluence
#4: passion flower
#5: GPS
#6: a wheat plant
#7: View to the North
#8: View to the East
#9: wheat is collected here for export in all over the world
#10: Captain Peter's 100th Confluence visit!
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