the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : Western Australia

8.4 km (5.2 miles) ESE of Gilgering, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 224 m (734 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 32°N 63°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View South #4: View East #5: View West #6: GPS registration #7: York, the oldest town on the west coast

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#1: Confluence point

(visited by John Dag Hutchison)

16-Nov-2013 -- This was my first confluence point south of equator. I had been to the country and other places in the southern hemisphere, but that was before I joined the confluence point hunting near Murmansk in Northern Russia about seven years ago.

I arrived in Perth from Bangkok in the morning, got a car at the airport and went straight to the golf club where S32 E116 is situated. A big competition was on and they told me to come back another day. So I headed east. The sun was shining and the temperatures were at least 35 centigrade, more than what I had in Chiangmai the day before.

Approaching the confluence point I passed a dead kangaroo by the road side and saw several road sign warning of high kangaroo density, a bit similar to the road signs you find in Norway telling you to look out for larger animals, the elks/moose. But if you hit one of those, both you and the elk are likely to be seriously injured, or worse.

From Perth I took road 94 to York, the oldest town on the west coast. Just after an old wooden church on the main road I took the right on Greenhills South road. The area seemed very dry, but the field was full of oats which seemed ready for harvesting. The cp was about 6 km down the road, perhaps about a hundred meters from the actual road. It was near a dried out stream surrounded by some weeds with seeds which penetrated socks and jeans and took a long time to get rid of. But an easy trip.

Ps. The time on the GPS is central European time

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#1: Confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View East
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
#7: York, the oldest town on the west coast
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