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Guinea

3.7 km (2.3 miles) S of Konsankoro, Kankan, Guinea
Approx. altitude: 568 m (1863 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 9°S 171°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: 9N 9W #6: Hannah & Ted, after 9N 9W visit

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  9°N 9°W (visit #1)  

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(visited by Ted Carter, Kaye Carter and Hannah Carter)

07-Jan-2007 -- My wife Kaye, 6 year old daughter Hannah and I visited Confluence 9N 9W while returning to our home in Conakry. We were retuning from a holiday in Mali and made a detour at Kan Kan of about 40 km along rough, washed out roads. Local villagers could not quite understand the purpose of our visit, particularly after we tried to explain in very bad broken French to people who only spoke Malenki!

Once we were 1.5 km from the site, we parked the car and started our trek. We found a track that took us roughly in the required direction through small farms of manioc. After about 1 km the track finished and we had to force our way through burnt and unburnt dried buffalo grass. The actual location was in a thick growth of the grass giving obscured views of the surrounding buffalo grass.

One important point we learnt was to locate the car before leaving, as it makes the return trip a lot quicker. It took us longer to return to the car than it did to find the point. Our daughter is not too sure she likes the idea of these adventures - but she will probably have to learn to get used to it.


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#5: 9N 9W
#6: Hannah & Ted, after 9N 9W visit
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