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Belgium

1.2 km (0.7 miles) E of Wichelen, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Approx. altitude: 6 m (19 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 51°S 176°W

Accuracy: 160 m (524 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: ‘Half-zeros’: 4 Degrees East; 158m beyond 51 Degrees North #3: As close as I got

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  51°N 4°E (visit #20) (incomplete) 

#1: The point lies in this corn field, 158m to the South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

27-Aug-2019 -- Driving from Bruges to Luxembourg, I made a detour to try to visit this point. Recently, I’ve visited so many points that lie in fallow farm fields that I instinctively thought that this, too, would be an easy walk across an empty field (especially as Google Earth also showed an empty field). However, as I drove along the narrow road that passes North of the field (and just South of railroad tracks), I discovered not an empty field, but instead a healthy crop of corn. At this point I was 158m (+/- GPS error of 2m) North of the point. I didn’t want to trample through the farmer’s crop (especially as the view from the point would have been nothing but corn).


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#1: The point lies in this corn field, 158m to the South
#2: ‘Half-zeros’: 4 Degrees East; 158m beyond 51 Degrees North
#3: As close as I got
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