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Switzerland

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Marin, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Approx. altitude: 428 m (1404 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 173°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 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: The team #7: Parking lot #8: Neuchâtel #9: GPS

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  47°N 7°E (visit #7)  

#1: View of the coast from the confluence

(visited by Rainer Bostelmann and Gunter Bostelmann)

ESPAÑOL

04-Aug-2018 -- Taking advantage of the good days of the long and hot summer, my brother Gunter Bostelmann and I decided to navigate in our inflatable boat on the lake of Neuchâtel, so we focused into visiting the confluence 47N 7E near to the north coast of the lake.

On Saturday, August 4, we drove by car to Neuchâtel. Already in January 2015 we had made an approach to the lake to observe the location of the confluence and look for possible places where to throw the boat into the water.

We parked the car quite close to the coast and a few minutes later we already had the boat inflated in the water. We rowed about 20 minutes until we reached the confluence. The water currents, the slight waves and some wind made it difficult for us to achieve a course to reach the exact place and register the confluence. It took us about ten minutes to get the zeros on the GPS display. Then we spent another 20 minutes refreshing ourselves, resting and taking pictures of the area.

The trip back took us almost the same time as the trip to the confluence. By the time we arrived to the coast, the weather was changing from sunny to cloudy and a few minutes after we were driving back home, it started to rain.

The northern part of the lake of Neuchatel is a residential area with many houses and some buildings of few floors. To access the banks of the lake there are hardly any public roads where you can walk to the shore. Getting where to park in this area is an art.

ESPAÑOL

04-Aug-2018 -- Aprovechando los buenos dias del largo y cálido verano, mi hermano Gunter Bostelmann y yo nos decidimos a navegar en nuestro bote inflable en el lago de Neuchatel y para ello nos propusimos visitar la confluencia 47N 7E cercana a la costa norte del lago.

El sábado 04 de Agosto nos movilizamos en carro hasta Neuchatel. Ya en Enero de 2015 habíamos hecho una aproximación al lago para observar la ubicacón de la confluencia y ubicado los posibles sitios donde echar el bote al agua. Estacionamos el carro bastante cerca de la costa y pocos minutos más tarde ya teníamos el bote inflado en el agua.

Remamos unos 20 minutos hasta llegar a la confluencia. Las corrientes de agua, el leve oleaje y algo de viento nos hacía difícil lograr un rumbo para llegar al lugar exacto y registrar la confluencia. Nos tomó unos diez minutos lograr los ceros en el display del GPS. Luego pasamos otros 20 minutos refrescándonos, descansando y tomando las fotos de la zona.

Para retornar nos tomó casi el mismo tiempo que de ida. Para cuando llegamos a la costa ya el tiempo estaba pasando de soleado a nublado y pocos minutos después de haber salido de regreso a casa con el carro, comenzó a llover.

La parte norte del lago de Neuchatel es una zona residencial con muchas casas y algunos edificios de pocas plantas. Para accesar a las orillas del lago apenas hay unos pocos caminos públicos por donde se puede caminar hasta la orilla. Conseguir donde estacionar en esta zona es un arte.


 All pictures
#1: View of the coast from the confluence
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: The team
#7: Parking lot
#8: Neuchâtel
#9: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Lac de Neuchâtel, about 470 m from the lakeside.