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3.6 km (2.2 miles) E of Ban Nong Mai Luang, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Approx. altitude: 7 m (22 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 13°S 80°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The Cattle Farmer

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  13°N 100°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 25 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

19-Feb-2013 -- This confluence visit is the ninth out of a series of 15 visits in Malaysia and Thailand. The previous confluence is 10°N 99°E. It is in turn part of a 4-months bicycle trip starting in Tasmania at 43°S 146°E.

In the morning of confluence day, I woke up at 4:30 AM in Cha-am (อำเภอชะอำ), a coastal tourist town located 30 km south of the confluence point. I took the coastal road northwards until I reached its minimal distance to the confluence and then headed inland for the remaining 4 km. On a village road with concrete-slabs, I got within 70 m, parked my bicycle there and began to chat with the cattle farmer. He invited me to help him with his work, but when I indeed agreed to put hands on, he drew back his offer.

The confluence point was actually on the neighbor's ground about 5 m from the boundary on a piece of short lawn with a couple sugar palms and piles of hay. In about 30 m distance, there is a house that existed already in 2010, but obviously not in 2002. The pond from 2002 is gone and a little hurdling had been built within the last three years.

After the visit I kept on cycling northwards and stayed the night in Ban Pong (บ้านโป่ง), 120 km from CP.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 1000 m
  • Distance to a track: 70 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 70 m
  • Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 2 minutes
  • Time at CP: 8:15 AM
  • Measured height: 3 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 2 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: sugar palms, grass. There is a hedge at the boundary of the property.
  • Weather: fine, 28° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Sugar Palm Confluence

More pictures of the trip can found at mautz.net.

The story continues is at 14°N 100°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 25 m distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The Cattle Farmer
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