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Canada : Manitoba

6.0 km (3.7 miles) NW of Forrest, MB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 466 m (1528 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 80°E

Accuracy: 25 m (82 ft)
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#2: Cornfield

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  50°N 100°W (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: Farmyard structures

(visited by Dave Osborne)

10-Aug-2004 -- Although I still do not own a GPS, I decided to search out, using Mapquest screen-shots, some of the many confluences that lie near the route we would be travelling on our vacation in the summer of 2004. This is the third one I visited.

As the first visitors to this confluence had visited in the winter of 2001, I wanted to provide some pictures of what it looks like in the summer. Unfortunately, by the time we reached this point on our trip back home to Winnipeg, my camera had sustained some damage that prevented the film from advancing properly - leading to the two badly overlapped pictures I have submitted (the only ones that could be at all salvaged.)

We travelled north from Brandon on Highway 10 and, like the previous visitors, passed under the CN railway line at the Brandon North "station". We proceded north to Highway 25, which runs to the west, and travelled just over five kilometers to the road (Pipeline Road) closest to the confluence, then turned south. Just north of the railroad tracks, we found the same driveway leading into a farmyard. Again, there did not seem to be anyone around (and I also saw the same, apparently abandoned, aqua-coloured pickup truck.) Having estimated distances on my Mapquest print-out, I now decided that I must be within about 25 meters of the true confluence point, so I took my pictures, trying to show some of the farmyard structures, and the adjacent corn-field.


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#1: Farmyard structures
#2: Cornfield
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