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United Kingdom : Wales

4.8 km (3.0 miles) WNW of Blaenau-Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
Approx. altitude: 518 m (1699 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 176°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The View North #3: The View East #4: The View South #5: The View West #6: The Visitors #7: All the zeros

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  53°N 4°W (visit #9)  

#1: The Confluence

(visited by David Williams, Vincent Edmondson, Janet Edmondson, Adrian Ball, Antonio Correia, Mike Cairns, Victoria Hemming, Adrian Sales, Anita Tucker, Dean Tucker, Jasmin Tucker, Peter Edmondson, Liam Brady, Rex Perreau, Johanna Perreau, David Fox, Richard Kay, John Beckett, Martin Slatford, Bill Holmes, Deborah Gabbay, Peter Derry, John Cottom and Conrad Parkes)

08-Jul-2006 -- "Why are we leaving the path?"

"I want to see all the zeros come up"

"What?"

"Uhh, 'cos I am a total geek"

"What?"

"OK - by that lake over there, because 4000 years ago the babylonians decided to do everything in multiples of 60 and because 130 years ago the British Navies ruled the waves and because in 1984 the US Department of Defense decided on a new standard shape for the world, a line of latitude and a line of longitude exactly cross"

"Whatever... just be quick"

So it was that 23 people, and one canis lupus familiaris, stood around shivering while I did the confluence dance and waited for all the zeros to appear.

Photos are - The Confluence (1), Looking N (2), Looking E (3), Looking S (4), Looking W (5), The Vistors (6) and GPS Shot (7)

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: The View North
#3: The View East
#4: The View South
#5: The View West
#6: The Visitors
#7: All the zeros
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  Notes
In the Snowdonia National Park.