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Canada : Saskatchewan

14.5 km (9.0 miles) NNE of Norquay, SK, Canada
Approx. altitude: 501 m (1643 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 78°E

Accuracy: 200 m (656 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: A die-straight prairie road leads east from where Picture #1 was taken. #3: Rainclouds are coming from the west from where Picture #1 was taken. #4: A typical prairie slough (pronounced slew)

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  52°N 102°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: The confluence is across the wetlands to the north.

(visited by David Wasserman)

19-Jul-2001 -- After successfully completing a pleasant visit to 52N 103W, I set off for the next confluence to the east. I followed Saskatchewan Highway 49 to Norquay, and then turned north on Highway 8. Research with MapQuest had shown that there should be secondary road heading straight east from Highway 8 that runs just 200 meters south of the confluence. Right after crossing the Swan River, I found a gravel road where the bearing to the confluence was 90 degrees, so I turned and followed it.

Just 1.25 km from the confluence, I stopped to photograph what is known on the prairies as a slough – a small, natural body of water, usually shallow and weedy and often containing ducks or other wild waterfowl. I should have been able to guess then that visiting the confluence wouldn’t be as easy as I hoped.

Sure enough, when I reached the point on the road 190 meters due south of the confluence, there was a ditch with about three feet of dirty water and a stretch of swampland between the confluence and me. If I had enough time, I could have circled around from the west. The confluence itself is probably on drier ground in a grove of trees. But I had places to go and a 1000-kilometer day’s drive to finish, and the weather coming up from the west promised rain, so I decided to leave this one for someone else.


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#1: The confluence is across the wetlands to the north.
#2: A die-straight prairie road leads east from where Picture #1 was taken.
#3: Rainclouds are coming from the west from where Picture #1 was taken.
#4: A typical prairie slough (pronounced slew)
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