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Canada : Ontario

0.4 km (0.3 miles) SW of Ashburn, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 250 m (820 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 101°E

Accuracy: 97 m (318 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Facing west; Ashburn sign is the broad one along the road. #3: Facing north. #4: Facing east; looking into Ashburn on Myrtle Rd #5: Location of photos; I was standing behind the 'children playing' sign. #6: Position from where the photos were taken. #7: Distance from confluence.

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  44°N 79°W (visit #6)  

#1: Facing south; confluence is on the right less than 100 m away.

(visited by Joshua Miller and Jessica Miller)

14-Aug-2005 -- My wife and I were on the Detroit-Montréal leg of our vacation trip to Montréal. She was driving and I was playing with the GPSr when I had the thought, "I wonder if we're going to pass near any confluence points." I had that though at just the right time as we had just passed Toronto and were less than 20 km from 44N 079W.

As always, it took longer than we though to get near and we were stuck on some slow highway on the way. My wife didn't really want to deviate from our path to Québec, so each course correction seemed to irritate her a bit, but she oblidged me in my nerdy quest.

We finally arrived as close to the point as I had time for today; a scant 97.7 meters away. Close enough to count. I don't recall the GPS error, but I was standing on an open highway and the error should have been very low.

The spot the four directional photos were taken from were as close as I could get without hopping fences and going on personal property, for which I had no time that day. The actual point is in the field in the south-facing photo, on the right side of the image. The location is NE of Toronto, just inside the Hamlet of Ashburn, the Town of Witby, Ontario.

We also passed close to 44N 078W that day, but that would have to wait for another time :-)


 All pictures
#1: Facing south; confluence is on the right less than 100 m away.
#2: Facing west; Ashburn sign is the broad one along the road.
#3: Facing north.
#4: Facing east; looking into Ashburn on Myrtle Rd
#5: Location of photos; I was standing behind the 'children playing' sign.
#6: Position from where the photos were taken.
#7: Distance from confluence.
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