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France : Aquitaine

3.9 km (2.4 miles) SSW of Sindères, Landes, Aquitaine, France
Approx. altitude: 88 m (288 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 179°E

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

#2: Looking north from the confluence #3: Looking east from the confluence #4: Looking south from the confluence #5: Looking west from the confluence #6: iPAQ displaying the exact coordinates of the confluence #7: Mirjam at the car park - the dirt road leads back to the water tower #8: OziExplorer screen displaying the route, the water tower and the confluence

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  44°N 1°W (visit #2)  

#1: General area of the confluence

(visited by Mark Penders and Mirjam Penders)

22-Aug-2005 -- We thought it would be an easy visit, having read the report of Michel Dupuis and Christian Nabarro. It proved to be a bit more difficult (the road we intended to take coming from the west coast appeared to end in an industrial zone), but all in all it was a doable visit. A nice birthday present!

For those who wish to visit this confluence in the future: turning the car on the dirt road is a bit difficult. It might be best to park it near the water tower and walk the remaining 250-300 meters. Furthermore, there's a small ditch beside the road that is fairly steep.

For determining the location, we used our Royaltek RBT3000 GPS in combination with OziExplorer on an iPAQ. We ended up on the exact location, bearing in mind the default GPS error. On the spot, we were tracking 7 satellites, so I guess (our GPS didn't report it) that we were within 5 meters or less of the exact location.


 All pictures
#1: General area of the confluence
#2: Looking north from the confluence
#3: Looking east from the confluence
#4: Looking south from the confluence
#5: Looking west from the confluence
#6: iPAQ displaying the exact coordinates of the confluence
#7: Mirjam at the car park - the dirt road leads back to the water tower
#8: OziExplorer screen displaying the route, the water tower and the confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)