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Australia : South Australia

8.0 km (5.0 miles) S of Penong, SA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 2 m (6 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 32°N 47°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North #3: Looking South #4: Looking East #5: Looking West #6: GPS Proof #7: Jan, Jim, Fiona and Stephen at the Confluence #8: Native Samphire #9: Lake MacDonnell not far from the Confluence

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  32°S 133°E (visit #3)  

#1: General View of Confluence Area

(visited by Stephen Langman, Fiona Langman and Jim and Jan Wissell)

16-Jul-2007 -- Having travelled to the Head of the Bight on the Yalata Aboriginal land to view the Southern Right Whales, we were not going to let this easy to reach confluence slip by without logging it. On our free day off in Ceduna, we set off travelling through Denial Bay and took the back roads to Penong. Penong is known as the Windmill Capital of South Australia, and any person travelling through the town will know why. You must turn to the south at the Penong School and take the Point Sinclair road.

The dirt road is a good quality road, and is better known to the surfing fraternity who travel to Cactus Beach, just north of Point Sinclair, for the best surfing conditions in South Australia. Veer to the left at the sign that says that it is a private road and enter at your own risk. Within a short distance, it is time to leave your vehicle and travel the very short distance of 25 metre to reach the confluence. The area is very flat with a few stands of Mallee and the ground covered in samphire. Samphire is a leafless plant that grows in saline soil.

Even though the soil was dry, it was very soft under foot and we soon had those magic numbers on the GPS. With the correct photos taken, we headed back to the main Point Sinclair road and soon came across Lake MacDonnell with a very large sand dune as its backdrop. Not long after leaving the confluence, we were at Cactus Beach where those huge surfing waves were crashing on the beach. After an enjoyable walk along the beach, we then headed further west on a rarely used four wheel drive track before reaching the main road, then back to Penong and Ceduna.


 All pictures
#1: General View of Confluence Area
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking East
#5: Looking West
#6: GPS Proof
#7: Jan, Jim, Fiona and Stephen at the Confluence
#8: Native Samphire
#9: Lake MacDonnell not far from the Confluence
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