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Brazil : Amazonas

1.9 km (1.2 miles) E of Cariri, Amazonas, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 55 m (180 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 3°N 120°E

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: VIEW TO NORTH #3: VIEW TO SOUTH #4: VIEW TO WEST #5: THE GPS PROOF #6: FREDERICO AND ME, THE HAPPY HUNTERS #7: FREDERICO IN THE AVENUE AT JUST 50 MTS FROM CP #8: THE BEAUTIFUL THEATER HOUSE AT MANAUS CITY #9: PLAYING GIACOMO PUCCINI´S TURANDOT AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE XII AMAZONIAN OPERA FESTIVAL #10: THE AMAZONAS RIVER WORLD´S GREATEST RIVER

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  3°S 60°W (visit #3)  

#1: VIEW TO EAST

(visited by Alfredo B. Remon Mendez and Frederico Cesarino)

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31-May-2008–

Returning to Caracas of a businesses trip to Boa Vista (Brazil) I had to make a stop in Manaus where due flights schedules it was necessary to spend a day. Like all confluences hunter when it travels, first thing to do it is to investigate for confluence is near the site, including before making any hotel reservation, I saw that practically in the North zone of Manaus within the population is the confluence S3° W60°. Given such opportunity, I contacted by email to Frederico Cesarino a new but very enthusiastic confluences hunter who lives in Manaus and had visited this confluence, deciding that the day Saturday 31 of May will pick me up at Manaus airport at 06:00 a.m.

As it was planned, I arrived at the airport of originating Manaus of Boa Vista Saturday May 31st 4:45 a.m. and at 06:00 a.m. Frederico picked me up at the airport. We left the airport and addressed toward north on freeway BR-174 and later in 2°59'41.29"S 60° 1'51.67"W we turned towards the right (east). In less than 5 minutes we were parking the vehicle in the avenue at only 55 mts from the confluence. We walked within a property and we began to descend by a slope in a forest. Due that today was extremely cloudy and the vegetation where we were walking was very dense, the receptivity of the GPS was very poor, so in spite of the long confluence dance we made, it was impossible to succeed to reach all the zeros on GPS reading, simply the GPS did not manage to change of reading in the coordinates while we walked. Given such conditions, we decided that the approach was sufficient and took the required pictures at 06:23 a.m. (the reading of the hour shown in GPS picture corresponds to Venezuela time and not to Manaus local time). This confluence is located at an elevation of 60.5 masl.

Later, Frederico left me at Taj Mahal Hotel in Manaus where I would stay to rest because I had not slept in 24 hours and would wait for my return is Venezuela. On the way to the hotel we talked about future plans that we both have to hunt confluences and detect that we have plans to visit some confluence north of Manaus and I suggested some confluence to him that he could visit in his trip that it would give to Houston TX in afternoon of this same day. We agreed to explore opportunities to visit altogether some confluences in my next trip to Brazil or on any trip of him to Venezuela

In the afternoon after a good rest, I made a long walk by Manaus downtown, arriving until the immense Amazon river, knowing among other things the City Market and the beautiful Theater House. At night, I had the opportunity to enjoy the closing the XII Amazonian Opera Festival playing “Turandot” of Giacomo Puccini.

This was my first confluence in the South-West world corner (S-W). Still I need to visit the Southeastern corner (S-E).

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31-May-2008-

De regreso a Caracas de un viaje de negocios a Boa Vista (Brasil) tuve que hacer una escala en Manaus en la cual debido a los horarios de los vuelos era necesario pernoctar. Como todo cazador de confluencias cuando viaja lo primero que hace es investigar que confluencia queda cerca del sitio a donde va, inclusive antes de hacer cualquier reservación de hotel, veo que prácticamente en la zona norte de Manaus dentro de la población se encuentra la confluencia S3° W60°. En virtud de esto, contacto por email a Frederico Cesarino un nuevo pero muy entusiasta cazador de confluencias quien vive en Manaus y había visitado esta confluencia, acordando que el día sábado 31 de mayo me pasaría buscando por el aeropuerto de Manaus a las 06:00 am.

El día 31-05-2008 llego al aeropuerto de Manaus proveniente de Boa Vista a las 4:45 am y puntualmente a las 06:00 am Frederico me pasó buscando por el aeropuerto. Al salir del aeropuerto tomamos la autopista BR-174 hacia el norte y en 2°59'41.29"S 60° 1'51.67"W giramos hacia la derecha (este). En menos de 5 minutos ya estábamos estacionando el vehiculo en la avenida a tan solo 55 mts de la confluencia. Caminamos dentro de una propiedad y empezamos a descender por la ladera entre los árboles. Debido a que el día esta sumamente nublado y la vegetación por donde caminamos era densa la receptividad del GPS era muy pobre, a tal punto que a pesar de la larga danza de la confluencia que realizamos, fue imposible colocar los ceros en la lectura del GPS, simplemente el GPS no lograba cambiar de lectura en las coordenadas. En virtud de ello decidimos que el acercamiento era suficiente y procedimos a tomar las fotos de rigor a las 06:23 am (la lectura de la hora mostrada en la foto del GPS corresponde a la hora de Venezuela). La confluencia está localizada a una elevación de 60.5 msnm.

Posteriormente, Frederico me llevó hasta el hotel Taj Mahal en Manaus donde me quedaría ha descansar ya que no había dormido en mas de 24 horas y esperaría mi regreso ha Venezuela. Camino al hotel conversamos de los futuros planes que ambos teníamos de cazar confluencias y coincidimos que tenemos planes para algunas a realizar al norte de Manaus y le sugerí algunas que podía visitar en su viaje que daría a Houston TX en la tarde de este mismo día. Quedamos pendientes en explorar la oportunidad de visitar en conjunto algunas confluencias en mi próximo viaje a Brasil o el de Frederico a Venezuela.

En la tarde luego de un buen descanso, salí a caminar por el centro de Manaus, llegando hasta el inmenso río Amazonas, conociendo entre otras cosas el mercado municipal y la hermoso teatro de la opera. En la noche, tuve la oportunidad de disfrutar la clausura del XII Festival de Opera del Amazonas en la cual presentaron la opera “Turandot” de Giacomo Puccini.

Esta fue mi primera confluencia en el cuadrante Sur Oeste del mundo (S-W). Todavía me falta visitar el cuadrante Sur-Este (S-E).


 All pictures
#1: VIEW TO EAST
#2: VIEW TO NORTH
#3: VIEW TO SOUTH
#4: VIEW TO WEST
#5: THE GPS PROOF
#6: FREDERICO AND ME, THE HAPPY HUNTERS
#7: FREDERICO IN THE AVENUE AT JUST 50 MTS FROM CP
#8: THE BEAUTIFUL THEATER HOUSE AT MANAUS CITY
#9: PLAYING GIACOMO PUCCINI´S TURANDOT AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE XII AMAZONIAN OPERA FESTIVAL
#10: THE AMAZONAS RIVER WORLD´S GREATEST RIVER
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)