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the Degree Confluence Project
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Sweden

near Blomdal, Västmanland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 125 m (410 ft)
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Antipode: 60°S 164°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking E #3: Looking S #4: Looking W (and here are the hallon) #5: The Confluence #6: All the Zeros #7: Drive at your own risk (its not that bad if the weather has been dry #8: A convenient turning spot #9: Perfectly ripe and sweet - but something has been here before me #10: Bilberry and Cowberry

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  60°N 16°E (visit #3)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by David Williams)

29-Jul-2013 -- Previous visitors have mentioned the rough road to the confluence and the very lovely lake - especially tempting in the warm July evening sunshine. Also the local iron making history - if you approach from the north (and the way from the south is blocked by a locked gate) you will pass evidence of this history with interpretive signs.

There is a very convenient turning/parking point close to the confluence (important for my aged, non-power-assisted-steering SAAB - which also does not like going into reverse). Then a rough track to within ~50 metres.

It was a pleasant visit - no mosquitoes - it has been very dry in this part of Sweden and lots of ripe raspberries (hallon). Sweet and 100% better tasting than the cultivars I grow at home. It was clear that a #very large animal# had also been enjoying the berries - I hope not a bear. There were also plenty of cowberry (lingon) and bilberry (blåbär). Tomorrow I am visiting more confluences - I will take a sandwich box and pick berries.


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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking E
#3: Looking S
#4: Looking W (and here are the hallon)
#5: The Confluence
#6: All the Zeros
#7: Drive at your own risk (its not that bad if the weather has been dry
#8: A convenient turning spot
#9: Perfectly ripe and sweet - but something has been here before me
#10: Bilberry and Cowberry
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