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Slovak Republic

3.7 km (2.3 miles) E of Poláček, Trenčiansky, Slovak Rep.
Approx. altitude: 500 m (1640 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 162°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View east from exact point. #3: View south from exact point #4: View west from exact point #5: View north approx. 10 metres east of actual point #6: GPS 1

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  49°N 18°E (visit #4)  

#1: View north from the exact point. Note the border of the forest!

(visited by Florian Schindler)

04-Sep-2011 -- On the third day of my Confluence journey along the 49th parallel I started in Humenné, close to 49°N 022°E. My way led me through the eastern part of Slovakia, passed the High Tatra Mountains and drove through the scenic Váh valley. I really enjoyed the landscape of this stretch.

I left the motorway in Nemšová and was guided by my car navigation system on highways until Diacka. I parked my car where the road makes a sharp bend from north to south-west and where a forest road intersects. After I had a snack and some refreshments I started walking along the forest road towards the point some 960 metres away.

The way passes some houses, crosses a little creek and soon I was perpendicular to the Confluence Point. Then I walked cross country through the woods, climbed a small inclination and reached the Confluence Point. The point itself is located in the woods, but only a few metres next to a meadow.

In contrary to the rule of thumb that the way back is normally easier I did not manage to find the same track I used for arrival. Instead I walked cross country through scrub and nettles, jumped over the creek until I hit the forest road. 50 minutes after my departure I was back at the car.

After this enjoyable Confluence Point visit I continued my journey, left Slovakia and drove towards 49°N 017°E in the Czech Republic.


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#1: View north from the exact point. Note the border of the forest!
#2: View east from exact point.
#3: View south from exact point
#4: View west from exact point
#5: View north approx. 10 metres east of actual point
#6: GPS 1
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