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Australia : Victoria

3.4 km (2.1 miles) ENE of Shelford, VIC, Australia
Approx. altitude: 165 m (541 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 38°N 36°W

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: A closer view, in case theres anything special about this particular spot. #3: My car parked by the side of the road 100m East of the confluence. #4: The all important GPS shot, in WGS84 of course! #5: Watch out for roos as the sun sets on the way home.

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  38°S 144°E (visit #1)  

#1: A camera bag in the middle of a paddock. Well there was nothing else there.

(visited by Graham Wolstenholme)

13-Aug-2000 -- Both Victoria's and my own first confluence, 144E, 38S is located about 35km West of Geelong on the west shore of Port Phillip bay, and 116km from Melbourne as the GPS trip meter records (see pic).

I made my spur of the moment decision to try for this confluence at about 2pm on a slow Saturday afternoon, and being winter, I nearly didn't get there before dusk as you can see.

After consulting my maps, I drove 75km down the second most boring freeway in Victoria to Geelong. (The most boring, the freeway to Sydney, is only worse because it is 300km to the border and 880km to Sydney.)

From Geelong, it's west towards Shelford, then right towards Barnganie about 5km out of Teesdale, about 35km from Geelong and then another 3 or so km. According to my maps the confluence would be about 100m off the road to the right.

In practice it was 100m off to the left.

On the other hand, if I set my GPS datum to the local datum, AGD66, it moved back over to the right where the maps said it should be...

It's located in a pretty typical Victorian paddock, very dry even in late winter due to severe, though localised drought conditions around Geelong for the last couple of years. The two pictures of the car at the side of the road give a better impression of the surrounding country.

For my next confluence I intend to go to 145E 38S which is much closer to home, just 1.6km out into Port Phillip Bay.


 All pictures
#1: A camera bag in the middle of a paddock. Well there was nothing else there.
#2: A closer view, in case theres anything special about this particular spot.
#3: My car parked by the side of the road 100m East of the confluence.
#4: The all important GPS shot, in WGS84 of course!
#5: Watch out for roos as the sun sets on the way home.
#6: The obligatory gratuitous pic of Oscar the Blunder Cat to finish the roll of film 8-)
#7: Map of the area, with confluence marked.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)