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Poland : Podlaskie

near Borowskie Skórki, Podlaskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 128 m (419 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 157°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 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

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  53°N 23°E (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

07-Aug-2020 -- This is the fifth out of 7 reports on a one-week bicycle trip (1100 km) from Riga to Warsaw. The story starts from 56°N 25°E and continues from 54°N 23°E.

I had spent the night camping out at a little lake called Tajno in the village Tajenko, 80 km north of this confluence point.

In the afternoon I reached the village Borowskie Skórki, which consists just of a dozen houses and farms. I parked my bicycle, at a distance of 50 m on a field track. To reach the confluence point, I simply had to walk these 50 m across a stubble field with scattered hay bales on it. It looked like the field had been cultivated with wheat before it was recently harvested. It would have been a pleasant confluence point, if it hadn’t been so miserably hot and no shade in the vicinity available.

After visiting the confluence I continued westwards and spent the night camping out at a little field near the village Konopki-Jablon. I had a funny experience: when I locked my bicycle before crawling in my tent at 9 PM, my bicycle lock fell apart – but in a locked stage! I was unable to open it anymore. I couldn’t wait for the next morning. I unfastened my wheel and walked into the village. To my surprise, I heard the noise of an electric saw! And indeed, I found someone who was operating a steel saw. It took him less than a minute to cut my bike lock. Now I would be able to continue my trip the next morning.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 100 m
  • Distance to a track: 50 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 50 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 5 minutes
  • Time at the confluence: 2:51 PM
  • Measured height: 125 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: stubbles of wheat.
  • Weather: sunny, 32° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Stubble Field II Confluence

The story continues at 53°N 22°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 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
ALL: All pictures on one page