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Italy : Sardegna

4.0 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Ortueri, Nuoro, Sardegna, Italy
Approx. altitude: 386 m (1266 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 171°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Edith crossing Rio Ortueri #3: looking to the north #4: Rainer posting the sign 40 N 9 E #5: ... a lot of zeroes - you can believe me #6: My parents and I #7: small asphalt road to the confluence point #8: looking to the north

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  40°N 9°E (visit #1)  

#1: looking to the east

(visited by Barbara Loebau)

31-Mar-2002 -- On Easter Sunday my family (Edith and Peter), my boyfriend Rainer and I started from Bosa and went via Tresnurages, Cuglieri and Santu Lussurgiu to Abbasanta/Ghilarza. Crossing the Lago Omodeo, we took the small road to Ardauli and reached the 9th longitude driving on the road 388 eastwards. We didn´t have a very detailed map (scale 1:200000), but there were two paths signed, heading southwards close to the CP. We decided to take the second one (about 2 km for Ortueri to the east). We went through an iron gate into a nice oakwood forest, but the small road ended within some hundred meters at a small farmhouse. So we followed the GPS which measured the distance to the CP to be 1,8 km.

We climbed down to the Rio d´Ortueri and had to cross it several times as well as an awful lot of fences. The latter ones caused a hole in the trousers of my mother and the spines of the undergrowth scratched our arms and legs. When the undergrowth became too dense, we cutted it with garden scissors. Finally we left the Rio d´Oruteri and changed our direction westwards to the CP. The last some hundred meters we went up and down through an oakwood, then we reached - surprisingly- a small asphalted road some 30 meters away from the CP. This road wasn´t on our map, otherwise we would have prefered this easy way to reach the CP. My boyfriend Rainer posted a wooden sign at the spot where the GPS measured 40 N 9 E (accuracy 3 m) and took a break and a picture before returning comfortably on the asphalt road, leading to Ortueri.


 All pictures
#1: looking to the east
#2: Edith crossing Rio Ortueri
#3: looking to the north
#4: Rainer posting the sign 40 N 9 E
#5: ... a lot of zeroes - you can believe me
#6: My parents and I
#7: small asphalt road to the confluence point
#8: looking to the north
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
18-Sep-14  28-Jul-14  Thomas Barthel  yes  pending