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Belgium

1.2 km (0.7 miles) E of Zichem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Approx. altitude: 17 m (55 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 175°W

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS #6: Horse following us. #7: Haijing, Eline and Lisanne #8: Me and Lisanne #9: View along the path at the start #10: Start of the path on Steenweg Diest

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  51°N 5°E (visit #9) (secondary) 

#1: North

(visited by Herman de Haan, Eline de Haan, Lisanne de Haan and Haijing de Haan)

22-Aug-2008 -- This summer we spent our family holiday in Southern Belgium, near the French border, Oignies-en-Thierache. We stayed in a holiday house in the Forrest and made some nice walks and visited a cave and a castle in Dinant. On our way back to Holland we decided to hunt for a Confluence Point. The one near Zichem was the closest one.

Before we went to Belgium I did read all the notes of the visitors of this point, which was very helpful. We parked the car and walked the way Terje Mathisen did in 2005. The point is located in a rural area.

Haijing and the kids stopped on the stone bridge and had lunch. I continued. It was not possible for the kids to continue walking because of the high grass and nettles.

When I reached the point, I wanted to go to the zero's but was attacked by mosquito's. There were so many mosquito's that I did not want to go into the bush were the point was located and risk being bitten several times during the photoshoot. This was disappointing but on the other hand quite an experience again. An easy point becomes difficult because of mosquito's.

On the way back Eline gave grass to the horse. The horse followed us when we continued walking. After the visit we went via Antwerp to Delft.


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS
#6: Horse following us.
#7: Haijing, Eline and Lisanne
#8: Me and Lisanne
#9: View along the path at the start
#10: Start of the path on Steenweg Diest
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