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Spain : Extremadura

2.3 km (1.4 miles) SE of Santa Amalia, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Approx. altitude: 245 m (803 ft)
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Antipode: 39°S 174°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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: The owners of the Confluence #10: Nearby orchard #11: The Acueducto de los Milagros in Merida

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  39°N 6°W (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

26-Feb-2017 -- This is the fourth out of six reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip from Lisbon to Ciudad Real. The story starts at 39°N 9°W and continues from 39°N 7°W.

After crossing the border into Spain near Badajoz, I continued cycling without major breaks until I reached the UNESCO town Merida with its famous Acueducto de los Milagros, the ruins of a Roman aqueduct which has now become a popular nesting place for storks. Here I had a late but giant lunch – enough energy to reach the confluence point.

I followed a parallel road to the motorway A-5 and for the last 8 km I took the road N-430 until I reached the village Santa Amalia in less than 1 km from the confluence point. Heading south on EX-206 took me within 150 m to the confluence. A turnoff right at the confluence gets within 70 m. The rest is walking over a meadow with short grass, flowers and sizzles.

Although my visit was quick, the owners of the meadow had arrived when I was about to return. “Oh, oh”, I thought, this might be troublesome. But it turned out that the owners were a very friendly couple. They were interested in my doing. As far as I could in Spanish, I tried to explain the concept of confluencing and informed them that they could be proud owners of an integer degree confluence point.

I continued cycling for another 1.5 hours and spent the night in the town Villanueva de la Serena.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 150 m
  • Distance to a track: 70 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 70 m
  • Time to reach the CP from Merida: 90 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 5:36 PM
  • Measured height: 255 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: flat, but hills nearby
  • Vegetation: short grass, flowers and sizzles.
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 17° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Nice Couple Confluence

The story continues at 39°N 5°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 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: The owners of the Confluence
#10: Nearby orchard
#11: The Acueducto de los Milagros in Merida
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