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Finland : Länsi-Suomen lääni

8.2 km (5.1 miles) NNE of Vastinki, Länsi-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 178 m (583 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 63°S 155°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: A rock near the spot with round-shaped moss growth on it, almost like marking the place. #3: Olli pacing around, trying to get a good reading. #4: A lone birch left to guard the clearing we walked across on our way to the confluence. #5: An old rampart? #6: A closeup of the rampart.

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  63°N 25°E (visit #1)  

#1: A view of the general confluence area.

(visited by Olli-Pekka Savela and Olli Suutela)

14-Jun-2001 -- Thursday June 14, 2001: Visit at 16:30 hours

Should you want to build a summer cottage near a confluence point, this could be the one for you. Real estate agent signs, advertising lakeside lots, guided us near to a lake.

After a confusing stroll (the GPS reception was pretty awful from time to time) and circling around, we eventually located the confluence - once again, just forest! Not a surprise in these parts.

In the distance, someone was building something (a cottage?); sawing sounds interrupted by occasional hammering broke the silence from time to time.

Upon leaving the area we noticed a interesting shape near the road. It must be either a part of an old wall/rampart or perhaps just a place to gather big stones, dating back from times when local farmers plowed their fields for the first time.

Judging from the amount of moss, it must be quite old. Hopefully we can find more information on this.


 All pictures
#1: A view of the general confluence area.
#2: A rock near the spot with round-shaped moss growth on it, almost like marking the place.
#3: Olli pacing around, trying to get a good reading.
#4: A lone birch left to guard the clearing we walked across on our way to the confluence.
#5: An old rampart?
#6: A closeup of the rampart.
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