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1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Løgumkloster-Vester Højst, Sønderjylland, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 10 m (32 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 55°S 171°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: south view #3: north view #4: east view #5: GPS data #6: Me and the confluence in Denmark, somewhere #7: Wet feet after jumping over the trench....

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#1: west view

(visited by Ole Henseler)

13-Mar-2008 -- When you cross the border near Flensburg on the highway, you recognize that you´re in Denmark immediately: The cars drive slower, nice houses,long long straight roads, endless meadows and fields.

I left the highway about 15 km after crossing the border and drove over small streets the next 30 km as close as possible to the confluence with the car navigation system. I stopped near a huge farm complex, when my GPS said: 850 m to go.

I re-calibrated the compass to get the right direction. But today, the compass was playing games with me. The direction changed every 50 meters by 30°, so I walked in a crazy zigzag over a meadow and had to take care not to come in contact with numerous electric fences.

When only 250 m were left, the GPS wanted me to cross a trench, maybe 2 m wide. Or I could have gone back all the way I came and cross the trench over the street bridge. No, I decided to jump. Well, I had to learn, that long jump is not my best discipline. When I reached the other side, I slided down the slope and got wet feet up to the knees... Doesn´t matter, I thought, happy not to be wet entirely. And, of course, Confluence Hunter are tough guys!

After the last meters crossing a field far away from any paths or roads, I made it to the confluence. To get the zeros, it took me another 15 endless minutes dancing over the field. Thank God, nobody saw that. Must look crazy for someone who has no idea what we´re doing there...

Back in the car, I drove in western direction to the beautiful island Romo in the North Sea and enjoyed a marvellous sunset before returning to Germany.


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#1: west view
#2: south view
#3: north view
#4: east view
#5: GPS data
#6: Me and the confluence in Denmark, somewhere
#7: Wet feet after jumping over the trench....
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