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0.8 km (0.5 miles) WSW of Nenkovice, Jihomoravský Kraj, Czech Rep.
Approx. altitude: 226 m (741 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 49°S 163°W

Accuracy: 38 m (124 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Confluence from 500 m. #10: Znojmo

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#1: The Confluence from 40 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

09-May-2015 -- This is the first out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip through Austria, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

Friday evening at 9:40 PM I took the overnight train from Zurich to Vienna arriving there at 8 AM. Directly after my arrival in Vienna, I began cycling towards this confluence point. It took me 10 hours to cycle to the confluence point. In the afternoon I crossed the border into Czech Republic near Znojmo and reached the confluence point at 6 PM.

The confluence point is located right in the lower corner of a corn field. I walked along the edge of the field, where the best reading of my GPS was 37 m distance from the confluence point. Due to the crops I did not enter the field. At the hillside of the field, there is a monument of the Red Army. The village of Nenkovice is located just a couple hundred metres to the East.

Right after the visit, I had dinner in the nearby town Kyjov. I enjoyed dining outside while it was still sunny. What a mistake! Right after my dinner I had to find accommodation, but it turned out that everything was booked out. I finally ended up in Uherské Hradiště after 3 hours searching for a place to sleep, cycling in the dark during a heavy thunderstorm with hail and rain! What a pain.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 210 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 min
  • Time at the CP: 6:15 PM
  • Measured height: 222 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 37 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: young corn field, deciduous trees around it
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 19° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Sudden Hail Confluence

The story continues at 49°N 18°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 40 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Confluence from 500 m.
#10: Znojmo
ALL: All pictures on one page