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Australia : Western Australia

50.8 km (31.5 miles) SW of Cundeelee, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 352 m (1154 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 31°N 57°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North from the Confluence #3: Looking South from the Confluence #4: Looking East from the Confluence #5: Looking West from the Confluence #6: GPS Proof #7: Fiona and Stephen at the Confluence #8: A Cool start to the day by the Campfire #9: The Trans Access Road had great scenery

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  31°S 123°E (visit #2)  

#1: General View of the Confluence Area

(visited by Stephen Langman and Fiona Langman)

08-Aug-2010 -- After leaving our last confluence, it did not take long for the scenery along the Trans Access Line to start to change from the sparse vegetation of predominantly bluebush and native grasses to taller and denser vegetation. We were too busy admiring the scenery and the large amount of wildlife in the area that we were well past our next intended confluence and were keen to find a good camp site for the night, so we kept on heading west and soon found a perfect camp site just metres from the track, yet secluded enough that we could not be seen from the road. Settling in for the night, we soon had a great campfire going, cooked our tea and then sat around it and updated our daily journals before calling it a day and off to bed.

Next morning it was a cool 2.5° degrees C and we soon had the fire going again and the warmth of it made us forget how cold it was. Fiona cooked her toast over the coals and we were then packed up and headed further west, this time making sure that we did not pass the closest point to the confluence. The main problem now was finding a place off of the road to park our vehicle, as the vegetation was now quite dense.

With the confluence coordinates loaded into the GPS, it was a 1.8 kilometre walk through the scrub to reach to confluence. The walk to the confluence was very enjoyable and we were soon peeling off our warmer jackets and down to our shirts, as the morning sun was just perfect for walking. With the location reached, it was photos in hand and an another enjoyable walk back to our car. Travelling further west, we reached the track that we wanted to take to yet another confluence, but there was a sign on the gate advising private property and to keep out. Not wanting to do the wrong thing, we had to give this confluence a miss a travelled on to Kalgoorlie.


 All pictures
#1: General View of the Confluence Area
#2: Looking North from the Confluence
#3: Looking South from the Confluence
#4: Looking East from the Confluence
#5: Looking West from the Confluence
#6: GPS Proof
#7: Fiona and Stephen at the Confluence
#8: A Cool start to the day by the Campfire
#9: The Trans Access Road had great scenery
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