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Australia : Victoria

11.6 km (7.2 miles) ESE of Bolton, VIC, Australia
Approx. altitude: 56 m (183 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°N 37°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: The proof #7: Darcy near the confluence

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  35°S 143°E (visit #2)  

#1: That's where it is!

(visited by Stephan Theriault and Darcy Theriault)

22-Oct-2005 -- It was my youngest daughter's turn to go and explore with Dad. We left home shortly before lunch and headed South on the Calder highway. The clouds looked more and more imminent as we drove but the rain held off.

10 kilometres North of Ouyen we turned left and started heading East on what I thought would bring us straight to the confluence. I must have taken a wrong turn. We ended up on a remote looking sand track. I was glad to have a high clearance vehicle. The scenery was great and since the GPS indicated we were headed in the right general direction I took a chance and kept going. From a distance we saw a half dozen emus crossing the road.

We eventually connected with the "parallel road", which runs along the 35 degrees South lattitude. I couldn't go wrong! Sure enough another 25 kilometres or so on a dirt road took us to within less than 100 metres to the exact location. The usual swarm of flies was there to say G'day. We hung out for bit, did some tree climbing and had some yummy chocolate cake.

We took an easy route back home to round up a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.


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#1: That's where it is!
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: The proof
#7: Darcy near the confluence
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