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United States : California

10.4 miles (16.7 km) SW of Inverness, Marin, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 102 m (334 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 57°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View north (of the dairy farm, with the Pacific Ocean beyond) #3: View east #4: View south (up the hillside) #5: View west (along the hillside, into the setting sun) #6: All zeros! #7: A view of Drakes Bay from the road, 0.21 miles from the confluence point

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  38°N 123°W (visit #10)  

#1: The confluence point (in a patch of brambles)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

02-Sep-2007 --

We residents of the San Francisco Bay Area are fortunate to have three easily accessible confluence points - [37,-122], [38,-122], and [38,-123] - surrounding us. Today (after having visited dozens of confluences elsewhere in the world), I finally got around to visiting [38,-123].

This confluence point is especially picturesque. We are quite fortunate that it is a land rather than a water confluence, because it lies near the tip of narrow Point Reyes Peninsula, north-west of San Francisco. A paved road (which runs south to the Point Reyes lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula) passes just 0.21 miles southeast of the confluence point. From this point you have a good view of Drakes Bay, named after Sir Francis Drake, who - in 1579 - became the first European explorer to set foot in northern California.

The confluence point lies in a patch of brambles on a grassy hillside, just above a small dairy farm. To the north, you can see a man-made watering pond, with a view of the Pacific Ocean beyond.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point (in a patch of brambles)
#2: View north (of the dairy farm, with the Pacific Ocean beyond)
#3: View east
#4: View south (up the hillside)
#5: View west (along the hillside, into the setting sun)
#6: All zeros!
#7: A view of Drakes Bay from the road, 0.21 miles from the confluence point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Located at the tip of the Point Reyes Peninsula in Point Reyes National Seashore.