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10.7 km (6.6 miles) W of Peceneaga (Tulcea), Brăila, Romania
Approx. altitude: 1 m (3 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 152°W

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

#2: Look direction north #3: Look direction east #4: Look direction south #5: Look direction west #6: GPS + Local Map #7: Crossing the Danube River with a ferryboat #8: Peter, Karl, Harld, Juergen, Rudi #9: Bad road #10: 360° View

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  45°N 28°E  

#1: CP N45E28 around 80 m from the road direction south

(visited by Jürgen Meisel, Peter Buchberger, Harald Monn-Weiss, Karl Derschl and Rudi Wimmer)

04-Apr-2004 -- Our start point was Hotel Belvedere in Galaţi. The first stop was a gas station in Galaţi, because up to this time we had no road map from Romania and we only knew the CP is 47km south from Galaţi (and also the spare tire needed some air ;-)). Equipped with this new map, we headed in the direction of Brăila. In Brăila it was not easy to find the right ferryboat to cross the Danube River, but with the help of the local people (and Rudi's sense of orientation) we found at last the right one.

It took around half an hour to cross the river and on the other side of the river it was not difficult to find the right way, because there is only one road on this island. This road is in really bad condition (potholes like bomb craters), and so it took more than one hour to come next to the CP. Around 2.5 km from the CP we found an intersection straight into direction of the CP and so we moved again with the car up to 100 m next to the CP. Now only a few meters walk left and we successfully reached 45N 28E. The whole island where the CP is placed is like one big field, and you can look in all directions and you only see field, field, field...


 All pictures
#1: CP N45E28 around 80 m from the road direction south
#2: Look direction north
#3: Look direction east
#4: Look direction south
#5: Look direction west
#6: GPS + Local Map
#7: Crossing the Danube River with a ferryboat
#8: Peter, Karl, Harld, Juergen, Rudi
#9: Bad road
#10: 360° View
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
On a very large island, surrounded by two arms of the Danube River.