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Finland : Länsi-Suomen lääni

8.2 km (5.1 miles) NNE of Vastinki, Länsi-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 178 m (583 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 63°S 155°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#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 Hunters #9: The lady from the nearby house

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  63°N 25°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

30-Jul-2017 -- This is the 11th out of 13 reports reaching confluence points in Finland. The story starts from 61°N 28°E and continues from 63°N 24°E.

After a drive of 56 minutes from 63°N 24°E, we left the main road no. 58 (Kivijärventie) and drove to the end of the road up to a distance of 331 m. Here we parked at a residential house. An elderly lady greeted us with curiousness. Due to a missing common language, communication was restricted on gesture and facial expression. It was hard to explain the concept of confluence hunting – so we had to leave her believe that we were on a mushroom foray. But why of all things now and here under a heavy rain? It must have been strange to her.

The hike was wet – as expected. First, the hike went along the lake through a swamp. In the middle of it, we had to have a big jump over a stream. Then came a – for Finnish circumstances – “steep” ascend to the confluence point.

We found the confluence point in a sparse pine forest with a blueberry groundcover. The confluence was marked by a recently fallen tree. Nearby were many moss-overgrown boulders.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 331 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 7 min
  • Time at the CP: 7:12 PM
  • Measured height: 180 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly, at a slope
  • Vegetation: pine forest, blueberries.
  • Weather: rain, 14° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Curious Lady Confluence

The story continues at 63°N 26°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 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 Hunters
#9: The lady from the nearby house
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