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United States : Florida

2.7 miles (4.3 km) S of Winston, Polk, FL, USA
Approx. altitude: 43 m (141 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 28°S 98°E

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: West #3: South - our hunting mobile #4: East #5: North #6: GPS #7: The line hunters #8: The power plant keeps manatees warm and happy #9: Manatees in the warm pool #10: Sierra and a new friend

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  28°N 82°W (visit #11)  

#1: The Confleunce Point located at edge at far side of the pond

(visited by Yip-Bannicq Group, Sierra Yip-Bannicq and Ray Yip)

25-Jan-2009 -- 28N – 82W Lakeland, Florida, United States

Line Hunting Date: January 25, 2009

An easy hunt for change

In the past, whenever Sierra joining the hunt, it often became long and complicated. Thankfully, this one turned out to be an extremely easy one – less than an hour of freeway drive and we did not make a single wrong turn. With the aid of Google map, all the guess work was eliminated.

The trip stated in Sarasota where Sierra attended an art college fair at the Ringling school of art. One way drive from Sarasota to the point was about 80 km. This confluence located right next to the access road of the Toll Road connecting Tampa and Orlando, right across from the Lakeland airport. We park the car on the access road, about 20 meters from the confluence point. The confluence point located at the edge of a pond but the fence of the access road prevented us from completing the last 20 meters.

On the way, we visited a manatee colony near Apollo beach. The warm water came out of a giant power plant seem to be the source of happiness for this huge congregation of manatees. Aside from the primary purpose of attending the school fair, this easy hunt and checking out the manatees was the sum of our one day trip to Florida.

Rating of this hunt:

Degree of Challenge:

1 – Freeway drive all the way (1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)

Scenery:

2– Dry and flat, pretty much Americana in a warmer place (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)

Culture-social factors:

1 – Nothing to write home about (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)

 All pictures
#1: The Confleunce Point located at edge at far side of the pond
#2: West
#3: South - our hunting mobile
#4: East
#5: North
#6: GPS
#7: The line hunters
#8: The power plant keeps manatees warm and happy
#9: Manatees in the warm pool
#10: Sierra and a new friend
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