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Spain : Andalucía

1.5 km (0.9 miles) W of Alhama de Granada, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Approx. altitude: 1013 m (3323 ft)
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Antipode: 37°S 176°E

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

#2: looking south #3: looking west #4: looking north #5: general area #6: all zeros #7: the beautiful town of Alhama de Granada

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  37°N 4°W (visit #2)  

#1: looking east

(visited by Bonnar Spring)

13-Dec-2005 -- I visited this confluence on the last day of my trip to Spain. I had been staying with a good friend in Comares, a village up in the mountains northeast of Malaga. She was curious about the project and interested in an excursion with an unusual goal.

After driving down to lunch in Velez-Malaga, we twisted our way out of town and took the most amazing route up, around, up again, and through a pass in the mountains to a high plateau filled with rich farmland (and the only straight roads I saw on my entire trip).

The confluence is in an olive grove in beautiful soft rolling hills, less than a quarter of a mile from a major road. We parked at the side of the road, and I walked up into the grove while my friend took her camera in the other direction. A walk of five minutes took me to the precise coordinates. It was a gorgeous cool fall afternoon, distant sounds of farm machinery and barking dogs and the smell of wood smoke in the air. I took the compass point and GPS photos first, then backed off to get the general view of the confluence.

As I wandered through the trees, I saw the lovely view of Alhama de Granada in the distance. While nothing much has changed since the first visit to this spot, I was struck with how much greener things are at this time of year (mid- December) than they were in May.


 All pictures
#1: looking east
#2: looking south
#3: looking west
#4: looking north
#5: general area
#6: all zeros
#7: the beautiful town of Alhama de Granada
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