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Sweden

4.6 km (2.9 miles) W of Bjälverud, Värmland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 249 m (816 ft)
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Antipode: 60°S 167°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking E #3: Looking S #4: Looking W #5: The Confluence #6: All the Zeros #7: Certainly not the first #8: Nice roads (if you have the right car)

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#1: Looking North

(visited by David Williams)

30-Jul-2013 -- Strangely (for Sweden) there was no mobile phone coverage where I parked the car and just a tiny smidgeon at the confluence point.

Although the tree canopy was not dense at all it took me 20 (twenty!) minutes to get an "all the zeroes" GPS shot. Is there something messing with radio signals in this area? I guess I will never know. Although my GPS claimed 8 m accuracy, the confluence seemed to wander at least +/-20 metres from the spot where the previous visitors had left their sign - so this will be the accuracy I claim.

It is a nice drive along gravel roads and past a lovely secluded lake almost to the confluence point. There is no nearby parking or turning spot - best to stop at the road junction a few 100 m north, in order to avoid blocking the way (for trucks and tractors).

After dancing around for ages, getting hot and sticky and being bothered by flies I decided that this would be my last Swedish confluence for my current visit - especially as there were no berries at all - in contrast to the feasts found at 60N 16E, 60N 15E, 60N 14E.


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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking E
#3: Looking S
#4: Looking W
#5: The Confluence
#6: All the Zeros
#7: Certainly not the first
#8: Nice roads (if you have the right car)
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