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Argentina : Corrientes

5.8 km (3.6 miles) SSW of Crucecita, Corrientes, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 60 m (196 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 29°N 121°E

Accuracy: 845 m (924 yd)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: vista hacia el Oeste. West view #3: vista hacia el Norte. North view #4: vista hacia el Sur,South view #5: vista hacia el Este. East view #6: GPS indicando la mayor aproximación lograda. GPS at better location #7: Silvia Bergamasco y Raine Golab en las cataratas del Iguazú. Silvia  Bergamasco and Raine Golab at Iguazu cataracts

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  29°S 59°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: vista general. General view

(visited by Raine Golab and silvia bergamasco)

English

07-Abr-2010 --

Se trató de un paseo turístico que Silvia Bergamasco y yo, Raine Golab, iniciamos por la Mesopotamia argentina, con destino final Cataratas del Iguazú. Sobre la marcha se nos ocurrió mirar si había alguna confluencia vacante en la región a recorrer y encontramos una que no implicaría desviarnos demasiado del itinerario previsto. No teníamos preparación ni equipamiento alguno para emprender una cacería, salvo el GPS.

La confluencia 29S 59W queda cerca de Goya, provincia de Corrientes, o mejor dicho, bien cerca de un pueblito llamado Santa Lucía.

Yo estaba convencida que estaría a no más de 30 metros de un alambrado, pero me equivocaba, resultó ser mucho más. La tranquera más próxima estaba cerrada con candado, y ninguna casa o persona a distancia prudencial. Igual saltamos y comenzamos a buscar el punto, esperando encontrar a alguien que nos otorgue el debido permiso. Era alrededor de las 14 horas, un calor infernal. Pero como lo creíamos más cerca, no llevamos agua, ni gorro, nada más que el GPS y la cámara fotográfica. Después de caminar unos 3.000 metros, el sol resultaba inclemente. Además, preocupadas por no haber obtenido permiso para invadir una propiedad privada. Por fin, nos rendimos cuando el piso se convertía en barro, y comprendimos que sin calzado adecuado, y tal vez ni así, llegaríamos al punto exacto. El monte nos iba cercando. Igualmente, estuvimos muy cerca de lograrlo. Lo logramos?

English

07-Apr-2010-

It happened on our tourist promenade that Silvia Bergamasco and myself, Raine Golab, started through the argentine Mesopotamia with final destination Iguazú Waterfalls. Along the way it crossed our minds that maybe there could be some vacant confluence in the region and we found one that wouldn't take many detours from our original itinerary. We weren't prepared or had the right equipment to undertake the confluence hunting except our GPS.

The confluence 29ºN 59ºW is located near the city of Goya, in the Corrientes Province, more precisely near a small town called Santa Lucia on road 27.

I was sure that it couldn't be located more than 30 m from the wire fence but I was wrong: it happened to be much further than that. The main gate was closed with padlock and no house or person was in sight. Anyway we decided to jump the fence to find the point, hoping to meet someone that could give us permission. It was 2 pm and the weather was really hot. But as we thought that it couldn't be far away we didn't carry any water or a hat, just the GPS and our cameras. After a 3.000 m walk, the heat was unbearable and the fact that we were invading private property concerned us. We finally gave up when the ground turned into mud and we understood that without suitable shoes, or even with them, it was getting more and more difficult to reach the exact point. The vegetation surrounded us. Anyway, we were very close to make it. Or did we?


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#1: vista general. General view
#2: vista hacia el Oeste. West view
#3: vista hacia el Norte. North view
#4: vista hacia el Sur,South view
#5: vista hacia el Este. East view
#6: GPS indicando la mayor aproximación lograda. GPS at better location
#7: Silvia Bergamasco y Raine Golab en las cataratas del Iguazú. Silvia Bergamasco and Raine Golab at Iguazu cataracts
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