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Nigeria : Akwa Ibom

near Mbak Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Approx. altitude: 64 m (209 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 5°S 172°W

Accuracy: 22 m (72 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Close... #3: Finally, both GPS have the same result #4: The team #5: The happy landlord to the Confluence #6: "Minerals for everybody!"

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  5°N 8°E (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: The 5N 8E spot is pretty much the pole in the middle of the picture

(visited by Martin Runte, Steve Chadwick, Bert Bouwmeester, Raoul Quadvileg and James Mennie)

23-Jun-2005 -- We actually wanted to find this Confluence while biking but it all came a bit different. After having driven for 2 hours, we arrived near Uyo and started searching for Mbak. The maps we had were pretty accurate and so it did not take long that we were pretty close to the spot. We turned off the paved roads and entered a more remote landscape, just to find a bunch of people clearing a part of the road. Those guys were not really happy to see us and gave us a bit of a problem. But we managed to get through them.

A few minutes later we arrived at a little junction, which was the village of Mbak. We were close, very close. (Therefore, no need to bike.) A 100-meter walk did the job to find the 5N 8E confluence in a little backyard of a house. The two GPS we had with us said something slightly different so we decided on the confluence spot.

The people were pretty friendly and let us take some pictures and the whole village was rewarded with Minerals. Of course the crowd attracted attention and made the chief come out to see what was going on. He wasn't that friendly but after some discussions we were "released" and ready to go back to our "a little hostile" youths.

The biking was then postponed to a bike ride in Ikot Abasi.

Coordinator's Note: This visit is classified as "incomplete" because the submitted photos do not comply with the minimum DCP Photo Requirements.


 All pictures
#1: The 5N 8E spot is pretty much the pole in the middle of the picture
#2: Close...
#3: Finally, both GPS have the same result
#4: The team
#5: The happy landlord to the Confluence
#6: "Minerals for everybody!"
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)