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Brazil : Alagoas

4.1 km (2.5 miles) ENE of Jequiàzinho, Alagoas, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 10°N 144°E

Accuracy: 101 m (331 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to South. Vista Sur. #3: Confluence hunters. Grupo expedicionario #4: GPS. Posición GPS. #5: GPS. Posición GPS-2 #6: Our private beach. "Nuestra Playa privada" #7: Walking by the beach. Caminata de regreso por "Nuestra Playa"

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  10°S 36°W (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: View to North. Vista Norte.

(visited by Gabriel Passaro, Luciana Passaro and Roxana Passaro)

English

10-Ene-2008 -- En nuestras vacaciones en Maceio, Brasil en enero 2008, estudié el mapa y vi que era factible alcanzar la 10ºS 36ºW movilizando a la familia y sin tanto riesgo. Alquilamos un auto y nos lanzamos a la aventura.

En las adyacencias hay muchas plantaciones y el auto lo debimos dejar a una cierta distancia porque es una zona alta con respecto al mar y converge la playa en un alto acantilado; así que mediante Google Earth busqué las coordenadas en dónde se podía hacer la bajada a pié, y así alcanzar el preciado punto.

Después de dejar el auto comenzamos la caminata de acuerdo a lo planeado y no encontramos mayores contratiempos salvo por el esfuerzo de la caminata. Grande fue nuestra sorpresa al llegar a la playa, descubrimos que la misma era muy amplia, hermosa y desolada; efectivamente no había un alma en kilómetros y kilómetros. Parecía nuestra “playa privada” para nosotros solos.

Cómo la confluencia se encuentra 200 mts. mar adentro, yo debía meterme al menos 100 mts. para acercarme lo suficiente. Esto es posible cuando la marea está baja, pero como en ese momento estaba subiendo, tuve que apurarme, meterme y acercarme a menos de 100 mts. del punto con la cámara de fotos y el GPS en la mano con el agua hasta el pecho y las olas que me empujaban hacia fuera, como negándome la hazaña. Cuando me había acercado lo suficiente (a menos de 100 mts del punto), tomé las fotografías de rigor.

Luego, nos divertimos un poco en “nuestra playa” y emprendimos el regreso contentos por haber realizado esta nueva aventura.

English

10-Jan-2008 -- In our vacations in Maceio, Brazil in January 2008, I studied the map and I saw that 10ºS 36ºW was feasible to be reached with the family and without much risk. We rented a car and we set ourselves to the adventure.

In the area are many plantations, so we had to leave the car at a certain distance, because this is an elevated area with respect to the sea, and approach the beach down a high cliff; so with the help of Google Earth, I looked for the coordinates in where the slope could be done on foot, and thus to reach our target.

After leaving the car, we began the long walk according to our plan and we did not find greater misfortunes, but the effort of the long walk. Great was our surprise when arriving at the beach, we discovered that it was very ample, beautiful, and desolated; indeed there was nobody in kilometers. It seemed to be our “private beach” for us.

As the confluence is at 200 m out to sea, I had to walk at least 100 m in order to approach enough to make a complete visit. This is possible when the tide is low, but as in that moment it was raising, I had to hurry up to approach to less than 100 m from the point with the camera and the GPS in the hand, with the water until the chest and the waves that pushed me towards outside, like trying to stop me from conquering this confluence. When I was close enough to consider this visit valid (to less than 100 m of the point), I took the required pictures.

Later, we amused a little in “our beach” and we started our way back very happy because we made this new adventure.

Coordinator's Note: Acording to GPS readings pictures were taken at 100 m from CP and with a GPS precision of 7 m, the probable distance to CP calculates to 101 m.


 All pictures
#1: View to North. Vista Norte.
#2: View to South. Vista Sur.
#3: Confluence hunters. Grupo expedicionario
#4: GPS. Posición GPS.
#5: GPS. Posición GPS-2
#6: Our private beach. "Nuestra Playa privada"
#7: Walking by the beach. Caminata de regreso por "Nuestra Playa"
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the ocean, only about 150 m from shore.