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South Korea

4.6 km (2.9 miles) W of Kŭmho, Kyŏngsang-namdo, South Korea
Approx. altitude: 6 m (19 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 52°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
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#2: Looking east, the modernized waterway was clearly visible. #3: Looking south. At the end of this field is the South Sea. #4: Looking west, houses (probably barns) line up the end. A disused power pole sits at the edge of the field, having lost its companion. #5: iPhone X told me in coordinates that I would need to wet my feet if I wanted to stand on the confluence point. #6: Last selfie of the day.

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  35°N 128°E (visit #3)  

#1: Looking north, cherry blossoms adorn the road afar at the end of the rice paddies.

(visited by Wesley Woo-Duk Hwang-Chung)

06-Apr-2018 -- Leaving 36N 127E, I started my way to the final confluence point visit of the day. I headed east on the Iksan-Pohang Expressway, but along the way the fuel was running low on my car and I had to make a stop at a service area. A refuel, a refresh, and further cleaning of my shoes later, and I continued on. At Jangsu Junction I switched to Tongyeong-Daejeon Expressway to head south.

About two and a half hours of drive later I was at the entrance of a seaside village in Seopo-myeon, Sacheon-si (City), 6 km due west from the City Hall and about 300 m away from the confluence point. I parked my car there and walked down west. The village was mostly covered in rice paddies, with most of the buildings concentrated on the western end.

In less than ten minutes I found the spot where the confluence point was at. Just as I remembered, it was right in the middle of the rice paddies. As the water has been filled to grow rice for this season, it was impossible to step on the exact spot. So instead I had to stand at the closest edge.

The landscape around the point was largely similar to the last visit - rice paddies in all directions surrounded by hills, with houses on the west. However, I did notice a couple of major changes. The power pole that was placed in the middle of the field, which I noted as the "marker" for the confluence point on my last visit, was no longer there. Power lines that went through the field must have been no longer necessary and were removed. Meanwhile, the waterway that supplied water to the field had been modernized, fortified with concrete, and controlled by a gate at the end.

As I started leaving, the sun was setting in the west. It was time to return home, wrapping up a day of triple confluence point visits. When I have time, I'll try to revisit the rest.


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#1: Looking north, cherry blossoms adorn the road afar at the end of the rice paddies.
#2: Looking east, the modernized waterway was clearly visible.
#3: Looking south. At the end of this field is the South Sea.
#4: Looking west, houses (probably barns) line up the end. A disused power pole sits at the edge of the field, having lost its companion.
#5: iPhone X told me in coordinates that I would need to wet my feet if I wanted to stand on the confluence point.
#6: Last selfie of the day.
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