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Norway : Buskerud

3.0 km (1.9 miles) N of Vikersund, Buskerud, Norway
Approx. altitude: 148 m (485 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 60°S 170°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 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: Sewage Pipe or Big Flower Pot? #10: Nearby Farmhouse

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#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

31-Jul-2014 -- This is the second out of 5 reports reaching confluence points in Southern Norway.

The story starts from 60°N 11°E.

This is what I call “hyper-confluence”, one of those rare species 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 had visited 40°N 0°EW, 40°N 110°E and 50°N 10°E. This time I was able to align all twelve zeroes at the GPS display.

After my early morning visit of 60°N 11°E, I cycled via Roa and Hønefoss towards Vikersund. The main road misses this confluence only by 330 m. I parked my bicycle at the end of a farm track at 150 m distance and conveniently hiked to the exact location along the edge of a grain field. Luckily, the confluence turned out to be 13 m into the forest, such that I could get the zero reading. Access to the grain field would not have been possible at this time of the year.

Nearby I saw an object that looked like a giant flower pot. But it turned out to be a part of a pipe for the sewage.

I continued cycling towards the east, looking forward to discovering the surprises that the neighboring confluence point would bring. I was prepared to spend another night camping out in the wilderness.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 330 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 153 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 15 min
  • Time at the CP: 4:35 PM
  • Measured height: 149 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 6 m
  • Topography: almost flat
  • Vegetation: birch forest, ground cover with grass and various flowers, nearby a not yet harvested grain field
  • Weather: cloudy, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Lost Sewage Confluence

The story continues at 60°N 9°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance
#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: Sewage Pipe or Big Flower Pot?
#10: Nearby Farmhouse
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)