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Latvia

3.7 km (2.3 miles) S of Vilksala, Tukuma, Latvia
Approx. altitude: 76 m (249 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 57°S 157°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: The confluence point lies in a patch of forest, 300 m from a highway #6: All GPS zeros! #7: The Dzintaru Park observation tower, in nearby Jūrmala

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  57°N 23°E (visit #5) (secondary) 

#1: View West

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Jul-2016 -- After a quick visit to Jūrmala (where I climbed up the spectacular Dzintaru Park observation tower), I visited this nearby Degree Confluence Point, located in a patch of forest next to highway A10 (aka. highway E22).

I parked beside the highway - 300 m from the point - and bushwhacked the rest of the way. The first 100 m or so was forest; the next 150 m was through a clearing (albeit with sometimes chest-high vegetation); and the final 50 m was more forest. There had been heavy rain (from a thunderstorm) in the area a few minutes previously, and it was still raining lightly as I reached the point. This was annoying, but it helped suppress the biting flies that (as I’ve discovered) like to swarm in forests in the Baltic States in summertime.


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#1: View West
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: The confluence point lies in a patch of forest, 300 m from a highway
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: The Dzintaru Park observation tower, in nearby Jūrmala
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