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Estonia

3.4 km (2.1 miles) W of Risti, Läänemaa, Estonia
Approx. altitude: 44 m (144 ft)
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Antipode: 59°S 156°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies in forest, near this cluster of three trees #6: All GPS zeros! #7: An interesting-looking old tower seen near the neighboring village of Risti, while driving towards the confluence point #8: One of the many butterflies seen while walking through the grassy field southeast of the point

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#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

25-Jul-2016 -- I’m spending a week driving through the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), and hope to visit several Degree Confluence Points during my trip. I reached this first point while driving westward from Tallinn, Estonia, towards scenic Saaremaa Island.

This point had been visited twice in the early ‘00s, but not in the past 12 years. The two previous visitors described the hike (‘bushwhacking') through the forest as being ‘difficult’, but perhaps they did not have access, back then, to good satellite imagery, because satellite imagery shows a large field to the south-east of the point, just 300 m away. By parking on the country road (south of the point), I was able to spend the first 400 m of the hike walking through this field (filled with long grass) to its north-western corner - leaving just 300 m of bushwhacking - which, as it turns out, was not difficult at all, apart from getting besieged by lots of annoying insects. (Fortunately, though, these were mostly just flies - not mosquitoes.)

The confluence point itself lies in a non-descript section of forest though I did see signs that other people had been hiking through this area recently.


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies in forest, near this cluster of three trees
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: An interesting-looking old tower seen near the neighboring village of Risti, while driving towards the confluence point
#8: One of the many butterflies seen while walking through the grassy field southeast of the point
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