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Belgium

1.2 km (0.7 miles) E of Wichelen, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Approx. altitude: 6 m (19 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 176°W

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

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: Just on the point, and the zeros an the GPS #6: Traces of the tractor between the corn lines #7: The lines of corn seedlings #8: Small street going towards the field #9: The railway along the field #10: Train just passing when I came

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  51°N 4°E (visit #14)  

#1: The point and view to the North

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

English

27-Jun-2014 -- En route pour Gand, je passe pas très loin de la confluence 51N 4E que je n’ai pas encore visitée.

Très facile : je gare la voiture le long de la route N416 entre Wichelen et Schoonaarde, et il reste 250 m à faire à pieds. Je franchis un passage à niveau et je m’engage dans un champ de maïs. Les lignes de maïs sont assez espacées pour marcher entre elles sans rien abîmer.

Il n’a pas plu depuis longtemps, le sol est très sec et poussiéreux, on voit les traces du tracteur entre les lignes de maïs.

J’arrive sans difficulté sur le point avec tous les zéros, au milieu du champ. Rien n’a changé depuis les dernières visites. Le ciel est nuageux. Rien d’autre à faire que retourner vers la voiture…

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27-Jun-2014 -- On my way to Gent, I pass close to the point 51N 4E which I haven't visited yet.

Very easy: I park the car along the road N416 between Wichelen and Schoonaarde, and the point is just 250 m away. I cross a railway and I go straight to the point in a corn field. The lines of corn seedlings are spaced enough to walk between them without causing any damage to the crops.

No rain since a long time, the ground is very dry and dusty, I can see the traces of the tractor between the corn lines.

I find easily the point with all the zeros in the middle of the field. Nothing changed since the last visits. The sky is cloudy. Nothing else to do than to go back to the car…


 All pictures
#1: The point and view to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: Just on the point, and the zeros an the GPS
#6: Traces of the tractor between the corn lines
#7: The lines of corn seedlings
#8: Small street going towards the field
#9: The railway along the field
#10: Train just passing when I came
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