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Spain : Valencia

3.4 km (2.1 miles) ENE of Castellón de la Plana, Castellón, Valencia, Spain
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 180°

Accuracy: 14 m (45 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: Confluence for sale #10: The beach in 2.5 km distance

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  40°N 0° (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 13 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

24-Feb-2014 -- This is the last out of 3 reports reaching or attempting confluence points around Valencia. After visiting 40°N 1°W I spent the night at a motel near the mountain village Albentosa.

The next morning I had a good piece of cycling ahead until I reached the city Castellón de la Plana. The confluence point is in the outskirts of the city in an area with little houses in-between orange orchards. The area would not have been my first choice for a living place, with barking protection dogs behind fenced properties and yards filled with less-needed objects. The confluence point was no exception – between two neglected but fenced off properties with simple huts on them. I was able to get as close as 13 m at the fence. I did not climb over the fence because healthy legs (think of dogs!) are more important to me than a couple zeros on a GPS device.

Actually, this confluence point is For Sale. This is already my third visit of a confluence being on offer. I didn’t buy the plot, although there are two facts that should increase its value:

First, a nice beach is only 2.5 km from the confluence point.

Second, it is a hyper-confluence with both, latitude and longitude being divisible by 10. There are only 17 * 36 + 2 = 614 hyper-confluences on Earth, with about 200 being located on land!

I quickly rode back to Valencia, reaching the city just in time for my evening flight back to Zurich.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 13 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 13 m
  • Time at the CP: 12:00 noon
  • Measured height: 5 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 13 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: high grass, poplar trees, and a palm tree
  • Weather: sunny, 15° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Hyper Sales Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 13 m
#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: Confluence for sale
#10: The beach in 2.5 km distance
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