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Hungary

6.8 km (4.2 miles) E of Kocsér, Pest, Hungary
Approx. altitude: 87 m (285 ft)
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Antipode: 47°S 160°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: GPS Reading #3: Ground Zero #4: The Confluence Hunters #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: View to the North #8: View to the East #9: Stork's Nest in 1 km Distance #10: Camomile #11: Overnight Stay near Confluence #12: Jugendstil House in Kecskemet

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  47°N 20°E (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

01-May-2009 -- This report is the first out of a series of four confluence visits.

Our confluence visit took place on the first day of a 3-day trip to Hungary, Serbia and Romania. We arrived late in the night in Budapest and drove our rental car close to the confluence, passing through the town Nagykörös and the village Kocser. We cruised around on various farming tracks until we found that further approach wouldn’t make sense during the night. The next morning, our chosen overnight place to turned out to be very beautiful.

From a distance of 1.8 km we started our hike to the confluence. Surely, it would have been possible to further approach the target by car. But we enjoyed the early morning hike. This way we saw a stork’s nest on top of a nearby power line. The couple in the nest seemed to have just arrived from the South.

After a longer zigzag between the pastures, we reached the confluence on a pasture with short grass. There is an overhead power line in 100 m distance that dominates the spot. Between the grass, you can find a lot of camomile.

Without haste, we walked back to our vehicle on a more direct route. We visited the beautiful historical part of the city Kecskemet. Later, we continued our trip towards the south and reached the border to Serbia within an hour.

CP visit details:

  • Beeline distance from car parking: 1.79 km
  • Walking time (incl. return): 1 hour 25 min
  • Time at the CP: 8:45 am
  • Measured height: 96 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 4 m
  • Minimal distance to the CP: 0 m
  • Vegetation: short grass, moss, camomile.
  • Distance to a road: 2.3 km
  • Distance to a track: 150 m
  • Distance to houses: 1000 m
  • Topography: totally flat, some 2 m deep water channels
  • Weather: clear, 20° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: Located in the southern part of Hungaria, in a landscape known as Puszta. On a pasture. Nearby overhead power lines and drainage channels
  • Given Name: The Stork’s Nest Confluence

Story continues at 46°N 20°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: GPS Reading
#3: Ground Zero
#4: The Confluence Hunters
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: View to the North
#8: View to the East
#9: Stork's Nest in 1 km Distance
#10: Camomile
#11: Overnight Stay near Confluence
#12: Jugendstil House in Kecskemet
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