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Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador

2.0 km (1.2 miles) SW of Flat Rock, NL, Canada
Approx. altitude: 88 m (288 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 127°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Pennant left at the confluence #3: Insectivores #4: Dragon's Mouth Orchids #5: Cotton Grass, "Bakeapples" #6: GPS screen #7: Gemma and Zachary: pennant in background

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  47°N 53°W (visit #1)  

#1: Overview of site

(visited by Roger Green, Gemma Giovannini and Zachary)

02-Jul-2001 -- We are Zachary, Gemma, and Roger of Logy Bay, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Logy Bay is located just outside St. John's, the provincial capital, and is within 15 km of the most easterly point in North America.

On July 1 we discovered the Confluence Project web site, and on July 2nd we logged our first confluence. With our setter Mac, we set out at midday and headed south along the picturesque Southern Shore Highway, to a point about 70 km south of St. John's.

After parking on the side of the road, we noticed a moose trail which headed in the general direction of the confluence, which we estimated was about 2km into the bush. Although we did not see any moose along the way (hardly surprising, given the racket we were making), Mac managed to find a pile of fresh ‘evidence' to roll in.

The confluence point itself is located in "tuckamore" which is the local term for stunted spruce forest. We marked the confluence with a triangular orange flag which can be seen in the second photograph . The surrounding terrain is typical Newfoundland bog habitat.

The accompanying photographs, taken close to the confluence, show the Pitcher Plant (the provincial emblem) and the tiny Sundew, both of which are insectivorous.

Also shown are Dragon's mouth orchids, cotton grass and the Cloudberry (or Bakeapple as it is called locally) which were all growing a few metres away.


 All pictures
#1: Overview of site
#2: Pennant left at the confluence
#3: Insectivores
#4: Dragon's Mouth Orchids
#5: Cotton Grass, "Bakeapples"
#6: GPS screen
#7: Gemma and Zachary: pennant in background
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