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Estonia

4.5 km (2.8 miles) SSE of Rulli, Valgamaa, Estonia
Approx. altitude: 56 m (183 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 58°S 154°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle Parking at the Confluence #10: Old Windmill or Storage Tower Nearby #11: Towards Struve Arc Point "Arula" #12: Struve Arc Point "Arula"

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  58°N 26°E (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 15 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

24-Jun-2020 -- This report is the fourth out of eight reports reaching confluence points during a 5-day bicycle trip (901 km) from Tallinn to Riga. The story starts at 59°N 26°E and continues from 58°N 27°E.

In the late evening, I had reached the confluence area. From the main road, I turned into a travel track and continued it for 3 km until it petered out. The last kilometre I rode through meter high grass. I parked my bicycle at a distance of 450 m and continued walking through the high grass until I reached a forest. It was a bit of bush fighting for the last 200 m – particularly difficult because I was wearing shorts.

Finaly, at 10 PM I had reached the confluence point, located in a mixed forest of birch, spruce and aspen. The undergrowth has a huge fraction of stinging nettles.

After the confluence visit I camped in an open meadow about 1 km from the confluence point. Not far from the confluence point, there is the Arula Struve Arc Point.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 3 km
  • Distance to a track: 1 km
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 450 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 45 min
  • Time at the confluence: 9:56 PM
  • Measured height: 47 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 4 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: birch, spruce, aspen and stinging nettles
  • Weather: sunny, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The High Meadow Track Confluence

The story continues at 58°N 25°E.


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#1: The Confluence from 15 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle Parking at the Confluence
#10: Old Windmill or Storage Tower Nearby
#11: Towards Struve Arc Point "Arula"
#12: Struve Arc Point "Arula"
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