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Canada : Ontario

1.2 km (0.7 miles) NW of Ingleside, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 74 m (242 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 105°E

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

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: "45th Parallel Drive" - with marker sign, seen en route to the confluence point #8: Looking North from the path (beside the swampy ditch), 25 metres East of the confluence point #9: Looking East from the path (across the swampy ditch) towards the confluence point, 25 metres away #10: Looking South from the path (beside the swampy ditch), 25 metres East of the confluence point #11: Looking West from the path, 25 metres East of the confluence point #12: A large tree fungus, seen while hiking to the confluence point

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#1: The confluence point lies in a forested area

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Jul-2014 -- While driving from Kingston to Ottawa, I first made a detour to visit the scenic "Thousand Islands" in the Saint Lawrence River (between Ontario and New York State). I then made another detour to visit this confluence point.

Leaving the 401 freeway, I drove south towards the town of Ingleside (which seems to be part of a larger administrative district: the "Township of South Stormont"). As I approached the confluence point I saw a street named "45th Parallel Drive", and a sign noting the location: "Halfway between the North Pole and the Equator". ("45th Parallel Drive" actually runs diagonally south-west to north-east, and the sign is actually about 350 metres north of the true 45th parallel.)

I then turned onto residential streets, ending up on Ault Drive, which dead ends less than 200 metres south of the confluence point. As you can see clearly on satellite imagery, Ault Drive is laid out to continue northwards to the confluence point, but the continuation of the road is currently a grassy path, rather than a paved road. At first, I thought that - by walking northwards along this path - I would be able to trivially reach the exact confluence point. However, a swampy ditch just to the right prevented me from getting any closer than 25 metres from the point. So I ended up backtracking to the pavement, and having to bushwhack the final 200 metres instead - through a section of poison ivy and bramble-infested forest.


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#1: The confluence point lies in a forested area
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: "45th Parallel Drive" - with marker sign, seen en route to the confluence point
#8: Looking North from the path (beside the swampy ditch), 25 metres East of the confluence point
#9: Looking East from the path (across the swampy ditch) towards the confluence point, 25 metres away
#10: Looking South from the path (beside the swampy ditch), 25 metres East of the confluence point
#11: Looking West from the path, 25 metres East of the confluence point
#12: A large tree fungus, seen while hiking to the confluence point
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