W
NW
N
N
NE
W
the Degree Confluence Project
E
SW
S
S
SE
E

United States : South Carolina

2.3 miles (3.7 km) NE of Goose Creek, Berkeley, SC, USA
Approx. altitude: 6 m (19 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 100°E

Accuracy: 89 m (291 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View South #4: View West (into the setting sun, towards a recently-built residential area) #5: My GPS receiver, 280 feet from the confluence point

  { Main | Search | Countries | Information | Member Page | Random }

  33°N 80°W (visit #4)  

#1: A view to the East towards the confluence point, 280 feet away.  It lies on the other side of the railroad tracks, just inside a Naval Weapons Base

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

16-Apr-2011 -- Because I knew that this confluence point lies inside a Naval Weapons Base, I was expecting - as I drove northwards along a public road just west of the base - to have to register this as an 'incomplete' visit. I was surprised to learn, however, that by standing just off the side of the road (near a set of railroad tracks running between the road and the base), I was able to get 280 feet from the confluence point. This, taking into account GPS error, was barely enough for a successful visit.

If I had walked along the railroad tracks themselves, I could have gotten a little closer, but I suspected that I might be breaking the law if I walked along the tracks, so I decided not to go there. (Getting 'all zeros' definitely seems to require venturing onto the base, however, so I definitely don't advise doing that without permission.)

I was reminded of another confluence point, [38,-122], near my home in California, that is also located just inside a Naval Weapons Base. (In both cases, you can get close enough for a successful visit by stepping off the side of a public road that runs just to the west of the base.)


 All pictures
#1: A view to the East towards the confluence point, 280 feet away. It lies on the other side of the railroad tracks, just inside a Naval Weapons Base
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View West (into the setting sun, towards a recently-built residential area)
#5: My GPS receiver, 280 feet from the confluence point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)