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Italy : Campania

1.0 km (0.6 miles) SE of Sant'Angelo all'Esca, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Approx. altitude: 402 m (1318 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 165°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Taurasi #10: The hilltop village Sant'Angelo all'Esca

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  41°N 15°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

12-Nov-2017 -- This is the last out of 3 reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip from Rome to Benevento. The story starts at 42°N 13°E and continues from 42°N 14°E.

Riding to a diagonally neighbouring confluence in mountain terrain takes some energy and time. Nevertheless, I reached this confluence 24 hours after I had left the one to the north-west. After passing through the city of Benevento (30 km distance), I made my way to the little town Taurasi (4 km distance) and finally I saw the village Sant’Angelo all’Esca (1 km) on a nearby hilltop. On the small Strada Provinciale 52 one can get as close as 130 m to the confluence.

I parked my bicycle not at the nearest distance from the road, because there was a house with cars parked in front of it, indicating that there are people. By parking 100 m further east, I could avoid lengthy explanations for my doing. I walked 200 m through orchards and bushes of ferns until I reached smoothly my target.

I found the confluence point in a walnut grove – at the time in colourful leaves. The house is about 100 m away – just far enough for the dogs not to detect me and begin barking.

I had another day for cycling, but reaching another confluence was out of question within one day, because I had to get back to Rome as well. So I returned to Benevento and spent the night there. On the evening of the next day, I flew back from Rome to my home in Zurich.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 4 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 1:30 PM
  • Measured height: 416 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat, surrounded by mountains
  • Vegetation: walnut trees
  • Weather: sunny, 18° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Walnut Grove Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Taurasi
#10: The hilltop village Sant'Angelo all'Esca
ALL: All pictures on one page