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Latvia

3.6 km (2.2 miles) ESE of MÄ“dzula, Madonas, Latvia
Approx. altitude: 193 m (633 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 57°S 154°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

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

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The Old Rowing Boat #10: Fishermens' Equipment

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  57°N 26°E (visit #5) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 90 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

26-Jun-2020 -- This report is the sixth out of eight reports reaching confluence points during a 5-day bicycle trip (901 km) from Tallinn to Riga. The story starts at 59°N 26°E and continues from 58°N 25°E.

After camping at a remote lake called “spanderu ezers” about 10 km south of Rauna, I continued cycling in south-eastern direction until I reached the confluence area in the later morning.

The confluence is located 400 m from the main road as the crows fly. I hid my bicycle at the high grass at the roadside and walked across a meadow into a forest. The exact location of the confluence is in a small lake named “Govenis” about 90 m from the nearest shore. There is an easy access to the nearest point, but this would require passing through private land. So I rather hiked along the lake shore until I was 90 m from the point.

There I noticed an old rowing boat. It looked chained, but a close look obtained that there was no lock. I first had to scoop out a lot of water for about 10 minutes. Then I cautiously pushed the boat into the water. I wasn’t sure if it would sink immediately if I hopped in, so I secured my mobile phone in a waterproof bag first. The boat turned out safe and I managed to navigate to the exact location. I am actually a bit proud to have reached an all-zero shot with 2 m accuracy – which is probably unprecedented on board of a boat (unless you proof me to be wrong).

After the confluence visit, I had a swim in the lake and also stayed a bit at the beautiful lake. If you know me, you would find it strange, as I normally don’t tend to hang out at places. I continued cycling westwards towards my final destination Riga and camped 500 m from 57°N 25°E.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 400 m
  • Distance to a track: 200 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 400 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 1 hour
  • Time at the confluence: 11:15 AM
  • Measured height: 193 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: reeds, water lilies
  • Weather: sunny, 30° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Complimentary Boat Ride Confluence

The story continues at 57°N 25°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 90 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The Old Rowing Boat
#10: Fishermens' Equipment
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
In the small Govenis Lake, close to the shore.