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Sweden

1.6 km (1.0 miles) NE of Orrmor, Stockholm, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 34 m (111 ft)
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Antipode: 59°S 162°W

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#2: View from 59N / 18E towards east (uphill) #3: View towards west (downhill) #4: View towards north from a place 100 m SW of 59N/18E #5: Wide angel view from same place as #4

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  59°N 18°E (visit #1)  

#1: View towards south

(visited by Anders Ljungstrom)

16-Dec-2000 -- After having heard of this project I immediately decided to visit the nearest confluence, which is situated about 30 km (20 miles) south of Stockholm in Sweden. The expedition was fairly easy since I could go by car to a place only about 3 km from the confluence, and there was a good road to walk except for the last 200 meters. A good topo map and a GPS made the orientation very simple.

The confluence is situated on the western slope of a small mountain in a forest. About 100 m west of the confluence, there is a bay that is actually connected with the Atlantic Sea. From the confluence, you can see the bay between the trees at this time of the year, when all the deciduous trees are free from leaves. Normally, we would have quite a bit of of snow this late in December, but not this year.

Else, most of what you see around the spot are trees and bushes. The vegetation is typical for a forest on a mountain in Sweden. Here the pinetrees are dominant since there is not enough of water for the spruces. But wherever there is enough of water, the spruces are totally dominant. The moss on the mountain slope indicates that the air is fairly good this far from Stockholm.

The visit took place at around 1430 (2.30 pm). At this time twilight has already begun, so there was less and less light for taking photos. I had some good luck with the weather, because only 10 minutes after the visit, a rain-squall with some wet snow appeared, and that made any further photography impossible. However, the rain succeded in making me completely wet through.

-- Anders Ljungstrom, Stockholm, Sweden


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#1: View towards south
#2: View from 59N / 18E towards east (uphill)
#3: View towards west (downhill)
#4: View towards north from a place 100 m SW of 59N/18E
#5: Wide angel view from same place as #4
#6: The GPS confirms the position
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