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Denmark

2.1 km (1.3 miles) SSE of Skanderborg-Skårup, Århus, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 50 m (164 ft)
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Antipode: 56°S 170°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: N56 E10 Looking East #3: N56 E10 Looking South #4: N56 E10 Looking West #5: Could Not Get All The Zero's 5Metres Away #6: Follow Me, Not Far Now Guys #7: Sean and Randy Inspecting The Crop

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  56°N 10°E (visit #4)  

#1: N56 E10 Looking North

(visited by Peter Thompson, Randy Hall and Sean Price)

25-Jun-2009 --

After our succesful visit to 52°N 05°E, which was an easy drive-up CP, we decided to take a small detour off our route to Copenhagen which I think Sean was a little concerned about as we did not know exactly where we were camping that night. Randy was driving this leg of the Oxford2Moscow trip and I was navigating, so with the GPS set we got off the main motorway E45 at near Skanderboug, not that far off the road, and we were on holiday anyway!

Drove through what was farming land, until we reached the closest point to the CP. The CP was only about 250 meters from the road, which was quite close I think. The GPS pointed into the field, and I have never been good at estimating distances, and I was hoping that the 250 meters would be close to the far edge of the first field, which had crop in it, so we stuck to the edges, but when we got to the edge of the field we still had about another 150 meters to go, so we had to find a way through the hedge into the next field over.

Once we go into this field we got on a tractor track that was heading in the right direction, straight towards a wood on the opposite side of the field. I had the GPS and it lead us right into this wood, and downhill towards a small pond, at this stage the wood was very thick overhead and it was hard to get a signal on the GPS. I had to try very hard to get a photo of the GPS with all the Zero's which I never did in the end, the reception was just on and off. After about 15 minutes of playing about trying to get a photo I had to settle on the closest that I could get which was one 5 meters away.

Randy had a lucky find while I was playing around with the GPS and photos, he found the keys to the Subi, which he did not know he had dropped, the only set to the car, had we got back to the car and not had them, I am not sure what we would have done. After a successful visit we drove on to Hov to see about getting a ferry across to Copenhagen, which was very expensive, so we just had a bit of lunch, flew the kite, and I had an unexpected swim.


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#1: N56 E10 Looking North
#2: N56 E10 Looking East
#3: N56 E10 Looking South
#4: N56 E10 Looking West
#5: Could Not Get All The Zero's 5Metres Away
#6: Follow Me, Not Far Now Guys
#7: Sean and Randy Inspecting The Crop
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