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Netherlands

51.5 km (32.0 miles) W of Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 176°W

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

#2: The spot marked with the Dutch Flag #3: A picture of the GPS and the navigation instruments with nice numbers. #4: The most accurate one! #5: Looking to the East; the shipping lane North-South #6: Looking to the West; PBO Capt. Nico steering #7: Looking to the South; nothing but blue sea, sun and blue sky #8: VCM Henk, enyoing this sailing trip very much #9: Sailing back with sunset, is there something more beautiful?

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  53°N 4°E  

#1: Looking to the North; an offshore platform

(visited by Henk Post)

05-Sep-2004 -- On a sailing trip with sailing yacht \'Lady Dé\'we needed a goal. This confluence point was free, so we intended to claim it.

On a very beautiful day we sailed to it from Den Helder (the Netherlands). We had to cross a dangerous channel throug \'Noorderhaaks\' and \'Zuiderhaaks\' (sandbanks for the Dutch coast), two shiping lanes, an oilfield and several miles of sea.

Thanks to the marvelous steering of Nico, we could reach this point with an accuracy of 0.003 minutes. We marked the spot with the Dutch flag as you can see in the pictures. On the pictures you can also see: The PBO (Poor Bloody Owner) Captain Nico, VCM (Very Clever Mate) 1e Mate Henk, The surrounding of the spot.

It was a wonderfull day at sea!


 All pictures
#1: Looking to the North; an offshore platform
#2: The spot marked with the Dutch Flag
#3: A picture of the GPS and the navigation instruments with nice numbers.
#4: The most accurate one!
#5: Looking to the East; the shipping lane North-South
#6: Looking to the West; PBO Capt. Nico steering
#7: Looking to the South; nothing but blue sea, sun and blue sky
#8: VCM Henk, enyoing this sailing trip very much
#9: Sailing back with sunset, is there something more beautiful?
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the North Sea about 47 km from the shore, west of Texel Island.