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Poland : Wielkopolskie

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNE of Cichowo, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 110 m (360 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 163°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: view from confluence #3: road crossing, turn right here #4: looking for confluence, gps in hand #5: here it is! #6: spring is here, but winter does not give up

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  52°N 17°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Forrest at confluence

(visited by Grzegorz Chyla, Dagmara Polañska and Chewie the Dog)

13-Apr-2001 -- From Wroclaw-Leszno road we turned right in Rawicz. After twenty kilometers we reached Krobia - a cute small town, with small houses and a nice town square.

We drove on through local roads, rain was turning into snow, and sun was appearing, and again rain, snow, sun, and so on during all day.

After twelwe kilometers we reached Gostyn, quite a big town, with a distinctive character of Wielkopolska region. From Gostyn to confluence there is just 13 kms, towards Dolsk.

When approaching Dolsk we saw on a horizon a forrest in which the confluence is situated, but to reach it we had to circle a the Great Dolsk Lake. Of course, in Dolsk we have missed a turn left towards Lubiatowek and Lubiatow. We found a road, and past those two willages we entered a forrest. The GPS showed (in conformity with a map) that the confluence is to the left, about 500 metere from the road.

We were lucky, precisely when we were passing confluence whe saw a forrest road with a sign 'camping field'.

We turned left, into the forrest, soon a small opening appeared to the right. The weather become quite nice, so we decided to leave the car here and reach the confluence by foot.

400 meters from tarmac road we found a forrest road crossing, with another 'camping field' sign directing right.

We walked straight on the road crossing, a hundred meters on we turned right into the forrest, and after another hundred meters I begun circling through the forrest searching for the magic zeros on the GPS display.

We reached the confluence on 13h13, on Friday, april 13th 2001. It was a thirteenth confluence visited in Poland.

When we were leaving the confluence, the snow begun falling again. We saw all signs of spring around us, but the snow was falling... Same time last year we saw kids swimming in a lake...

Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, so we had to just drive through Krobia, Gostyn and Dolsk - all three places have historical monuments that definitely deserve more attention.


 All pictures
#1: Forrest at confluence
#2: view from confluence
#3: road crossing, turn right here
#4: looking for confluence, gps in hand
#5: here it is!
#6: spring is here, but winter does not give up
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