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Benin

1.8 km (1.1 miles) W of Béégouourou, Borgou, Benin
Approx. altitude: 375 m (1230 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 10°S 177°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to north #3: View to east #4: View to south #5: View to west #6: All zeroes #7: Me standing on the Confluence #8: Another view of the Confluence and the field it's next to #9: These flowers have no stems or leaves. I found them all over the place near the Confluence

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#1: The Confluence

(visited by Jim Rybarski)

20-Apr-2009 -- After a failed attempt to find this Confluence, I went back and looked on Google Earth to find out why I had thought it was going to be so easy. It turned out that there is indeed a path that goes pretty much directly to the Confluence, we had just tried to get to it from the wrong side.

The second time I programmed in a bunch of waypoints into the GPS unit to make sure I wouldn't get lost. It was a pretty easy ride. From Biro (a small town) it was about 7 km on a dirt road to some village whose name I've forgotten, and then another 5 km further on a footpath. The closest point from the path to the Confluence was about 60 meters, so I just got off the moto and walked. There was even a tiny path going off into the field where the Confluence was located.


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#1: The Confluence
#2: View to north
#3: View to east
#4: View to south
#5: View to west
#6: All zeroes
#7: Me standing on the Confluence
#8: Another view of the Confluence and the field it's next to
#9: These flowers have no stems or leaves. I found them all over the place near the Confluence
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