the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : Western Australia

15.2 km (9.4 miles) WNW of Dartmoor, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 249 m (816 ft)
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Antipode: 28°N 65°W

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#2: GPS Confirmation #3: Looking north. #4: Looking east. #5: Looking south.

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  28°S 115°E (visit #1)  

#1: Yellow sand road adjacent to the confluence. (Polarising filter used)

(visited by Mike Manessis and Katherine (Mini) Manessis)

27-Jan-2001 -- After leaving Yuin Station (s28e116) we had to drive to Mullewa (s28°32"e115°31") southwards rather than westwards as there were no roads direct to s28e115.

From the Geraldton Mt Magnet Road we turned off on the Yuna Tenindewa Road, heading north west to Balla Whellarra Road which ran right past the confluence. Two or three kilometres from where the shortest distance between the confluence and the road occured, the gravel gave way to an incredibly vivid yellow sand road. The sand was stable in the centre of the road however the edge of the road sloped upwards and thin tyred sedans driven into this part of the road were in danger of becoming bogged as we soon found out.

My daughter Mini helped remove some of the loose sand and placed some sticks and undergrowth under the wheels. With some controlled acceleration and Mini's pushing we got ourselves back to the safety of the centre of the road. A five or six point turn was then needed to keep away from the soft edges and face the car in the correct direction.

The confluence was in the middle of the paddock west of the road. A canola crop had been harvested some time ago and all that was left was the stalks. The paddock was large and would have looked like a sea of yellow similar to the adjacent road several months earlier.

Following the taking of photos and getting the car back onto solid road we headed west to North West Coastal Highway then south to my uncle's place in Drummond Cove just north of Geraldton. We spent the night there before one last planned confluence at s29e115 on the way home to Perth the following day.

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#1: Yellow sand road adjacent to the confluence. (Polarising filter used)
#2: GPS Confirmation
#3: Looking north.
#4: Looking east.
#5: Looking south.
#6: Looking west.
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